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Last chance of the season to purchase conservation plants at state nursery in Washoe Valley (with video)



CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Division of Forestry State Tree Nursery in Washoe Valley still has a great selection of low-cost, conservation plants available for fall planting.

Fall is an optimum time for planting. Warm soils encourage root growth before the ground freezes. Fall plantings with an already established root system will be more tolerant of the summer heat. Take advantage of this time to come visit the Washoe Nursery before it closes for the winter on October 16, 2010.

The nursery will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Plants are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For a list of available species, please call the nursery at 775-849-0213 or visit http://www.forestry.nv.gov. Most species are available in D-pots for $2.25.

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

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