3-19-13 Forestry Division provides trees for public plantings

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FARMINGTON, W.Va. — Volunteer organizations and municipalities with plans to plant trees on public property in 2013 are encouraged to apply to the Mountaineer Treeways program. This year’s deadline has been extended to March 28. The application form is available for download at www.wvforestry.com.

Urban Forestry Coordinator Bob Hannah said the program is open to civic organizations, municipalities, businesses, schools and other groups that will plant the trees on public property.

“Mountaineer Treeways works to enhance and beautify public areas across West Virginia through tree plantings. Volunteer groups and the Mountaineer Treeways program are a natural fit.”

All trees must be planted on public property in West Virginia. Volunteers and paid employees of municipalities and other entities may conduct the plantings. Matching funds are not required; however, a status report must be submitted by Aug. 9, 2013. Division of Forestry staff will be available for technical assistance, species selection and planting advice.

Trees for this program are sponsored by a donation from Toyota Motors Manufacturing. All trees will be distributed in early April.

To download the Mountaineer Treeways application, visit www.wvforestry.com.

For additional information, contact Bob Hannah at 304-825-6983.

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