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Annual LDAF Shade Tree Sale Dates Set

February 19, 2015

Baton Rouge, La. (Feb. 18, 2015) – The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) will hold its annual shade tree sale on various dates throughout the state, Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said.

“Our orchard-grown hardwood and pine seedlings are descended from superior stock,” Strain said. “Since the seedlings can be purchased in small packets, they are manageable for just about any home gardener.”

Two types of seedling packets will be offered.

Pine seedling packets contain 20 advanced generation loblolly with the exception of the Opelousas location, which will have advanced generation slash pine. Hardwood seedling packets contain two seedlings including water oak, sawtooth oak, willow oak, shumard oak and bald cypress. Pine packets are $6 each and hardwood packets are $2 each.

Packet species content may vary in some cases, depending on availability.

All seedlings are bare-root, and come with planting and care instructions. They will be available on a first-come basis and cannot be reserved in advance.

“Some years we sell out of certain species before the week is out, especially some of the hardwoods, so we encourage folks to come early during the sale,” Strain said.

See the following list for specific sale dates and locations:

Baton Rouge Office
5825 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge
225-925-4500
March 2-4
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Clinton Office
10221 Williams Drive
Clinton
225-683-5862
March 2-6
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

DeRidder Office
585 Hwy 3099
DeRidder
337-463-7801
March 2-6
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Haughton District Office
740 Covington Road
Haughton
318-949-3225
March 2-4
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hammond Office
47076 N. Morrison Blvd.
Hammond
985-543-4057
March 2-6
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Jena District Office
215 Hangar Road
Trout
318-992-1400
March 3-5
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Monroe District Office
754 Hwy. 80 East
Monroe
318-345-7595
March 3-5
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Natchitoches Office
150 Pilgrims Road
Natchitoches
318-357-3126
March 3-5
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Oberlin District Office
9418 Hwy 165
Oberlin
337-639-4978
March 2-6
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Opelousas Office
1638 Creswell Lane, Suite 1
Opelousas
337-948-0230
March 3-5
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 USDA Office
1111 Washington St.
Franklinton, LA 70438
985-839-5688
March 3-5
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.