ODF NEWS Announcement:
Seedling give aways aim to help forestlands recover after devastating 2020 wildfires
SALEM, Ore. – There will be two tree seedling give aways to help with reforestation and recovery from wildfires that took place in 2020. The first is April 1, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and focused on restoration efforts after the Beachie Creek Fire. Marion County Environmental Services and partner organizations have an ongoing “Canyon Comeback” campaign to help restore the Santiam Canyon area that saw more than 700 homes and business properties burned. Area property owners can pick up seedlings at North Santiam Park. Those wanting seedlings need to RSVP first at the Canyon Comeback website. More details including pick up schedule, types of trees, and planting instructions are on the website. A community tree planting will also take place April 2 at Packsaddle Park from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., weather dependent.
The other seedling give away is focused on restoration efforts after the South Obenchain wildfire in Southern Oregon burned more than 32,000 acres. The Oregon Department of Forestry is sponsoring this event and seedlings can be picked up April 3-6 at ODF’s Southern Oregon District Office, 5286 Table Rock Road, Central Point. The pickup hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Area landowners can only pick up the seedlings by the full box—each box contains approximately 400 trees. For more information contact Marcus Havniear, ODF Stewardship Forester, at email@example.com or (541) 664-3328.
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