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Georgia Forestry wants you to plant trees

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

January 6, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -The Georgia Forestry Commission says now is the time to plant trees, and they're selling seedlings at a low cost to get you to plant more.

The Georgia Forestry Commission is selling oaks and dogwoods.

Seedlings are dormant, and the cold weather gives them time to establish root contact. Foresters say trees beautify landscapes, feed wildlife, and even help cut your energy costs.

Georgia Forestry Commission Ranger Garry English said "You can plant on your north, northwest side and block your cold winds. That way you don't run your heater as much. You plant on your southern side where you get some shade in your windows around your building, and your air conditioner won't work as long."

Trees also produce oxygen and improve air quality.

You can order tree seedlings at your local Georgia Forestry Commission Office, or call 1-800-GA-TREES.

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