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State nursery in Washoe Valley opening May 12 for conservation plant sales (VIDEO)


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CARSON CITY – The Nevada Division of Forestry State Tree Nursery in Washoe Valley is opening for the season May 12, 2011. The nursery is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 3 pm Thursday through Saturday until October 15, 2011.

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.

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.

Experts will be available to answer technical questions on opening day May 12, 2011. The Nevada Cooperative Extension will also have their Horticulture Specialist on hand to answer questions and offer a chance to win her new book. Anyone who purchases plants that day will be given a chance to enter the raffle.

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


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