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VIDEO: State nursery in Washoe Valley opening for conservation plant sales

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CARSON CITY – The Nevada Division of Forestry State Tree Nursery in Washoe Valley is opening for the season May 13, 2010. The nursery is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 3 pm Thursday through Saturday until October 16, 2010.

The nursery is designed to assist landowners by providing plant material suitable for conservation uses such as, but not limited to, windbreaks, soil erosion control, water conservation, and wildlife habitats. Plants purchased at the Washoe Nursery must be used for conservation purposes as provided for by NRS 528.105.

The plants are all grown and maintained at the nursery and are conditioned to survive northern Nevada’s cold winters and hot summers.

Plants will be available on a first come first serve basis. For a list of available species please call the nursery at 775-849-0213 or for the nursery policy and plant list, please visit http://www.forestry.nv.gov. Most species are available in D-pots for $2.25 and T-pots for $3.50.

There will be experts on-site May 13 through May 15 to answer technical questions about windbreak construction, pest and disease identification, fire-safe landscaping and general planting practices.

The nursery is located in Washoe Valley at 885 Eastlake Boulevard.