Recent flooding along coastal Georgia has forced cancellation of planned tree plantings there, making available a large supply of superior Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) seedlings. The three most sought after varieties, which were previously sold out due to a very large order, are now being offered to Georgia landowners.
The selection includes GFC's most popular variety of pine seedlings, known as Georgia Giants. The trees produce 54 percent more volume per acre than other varieties at age six. Fields said the Georgia Giants are a good choice for landowners who want to get more wood of a higher class, such as chip and saw, when they thin their timber stand. The Elite Straight Loblolly is a mix of three of the straightest, most fusiform rust-resistant families and the Pitch Canker Resistant Slash is fast growing, with pitch canker resistance proven by the USDA Forest Service's disease resistance screening center.
To order seedlings, go to the GFC's online store at www.gaseedlings.org. Buyers may also contact their local GFC office or the Flint River Nursery at 229-268-7308. Discounts are available for large orders.
For more information about services of the Georgia Forestry Commission, visit www.GaTrees.org.