DNR of­fers free trees at Cor­sica River Day

The Kent Island Bay Times - - News -

CENTREVILLE — The Mary­land Depart­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources will be giv­ing away na­tive tree seedlings at Cor­sica River Day Sept. 17 at Cor­sica River Yacht Club in Centreville. The event is spon­sored by the Cor­sica River Con­ser­vancy, the Cor­sica River Yacht Club and Queen Anne’s County.

In­ter­ested landown­ers need to con­tact the depart­ment to re­serve a tree by Sept. 15. Each one-gal­lon con­tainer­ized na­tive tree seedling is ap­prox­i­mately 1- to 2-feet tall. Avail­able species in­clude mixed oak (red and white) and loblolly pine with a lim­ited num­ber of red­bud and bald cy­press.

“To help pro­tect the health of the seedlings, we are ex­cited to in­clude a free tree tube/stake and bird net while sup­plies last,” Mary­land For­est Ser­vice Buf­fer Tech­ni­cian Brit­tany Haas said.

To reser ve a free tree, in­ter­ested landown­ers should email or call 443-205-3132. About 50 trees are avail­able and they will be re­served on a first-come, first-served ba­sis. Trees must be picked up at the Mary­land For­est Ser­vice ta­ble be­tween noon and 2 p.m.

PHOTO BY ALEX WOLF

Mike Jack­son of Sudlersville holds a sy­camore tree that he got for free at the 2014 Cor­sica River Wa­ter­shed Aware­ness Day event at Bloom­field Farm.

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