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State nursery in Washoe Valley holding 25-percent off sale Oct. 14 and 15



CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Division of Forestry State Tree Nursery in Washoe Valley is holding a 25-percent off sale of low-cost, conservation plants.

The nursery is selling its remaining stock at the discounted price October 14 and 15, 2011. The nursery is closing for the season October 15 and will re-open May 10, 2012.

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.

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 the sale price of $1.69 or T-pots for $2.63.

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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