Seedlings orders accepted for 2015 delivery

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) has applications for ordering tree seedlings. Many pine and hardwood species are available, including loblolly, slash, and containerized longleaf pines, baldcypress, 10 species of oaks, and over a dozen other species of hardwoods, including some fruit and nut trees.

Specialty packets include an Arboretum packet ($40) with 50 assorted and labeled seedlings. This packet has 16 to 25 different species of trees and shrubs. Another packet is the Wildlife Packet for $25. It includes 25 assorted and labeled seedlings with a minimum of five species for wildlife habitat improvement. Those species in the Wildlife Packet are crabapple, sweet pecan, white oak, sawtooth oak, and water oak.

Applications are available at the Beauregard, LSU AgCenter office located at 203 West Third Street across from the Beauregard Parish School Board.

Applications will be accepted beginning July 1, 2015. Some species of trees sell out quickly so place your order early to ensure delivery of your seedlings. Applications and payment must be mailed to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry in Baton Rouge. Applications without full payment will be returned to sender. Completed applications and forms will NOT be accepted at the Beauregard Parish LSU AgCenter Office. Seedlings will be available December 15 through March 1. For more information, contact the Beauregard Parish Extension Office at 337-463-7006 or the local Louisiana Office of Forestry in DeRidder at 337-463-7801 or in Oberlin at 337-639-4978.