It#8217;s time to think about tree-planting

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 26, 2007

To the Editor:

Annual planting season is fast approaching. Every year several million pine trees are planted in Southampton County between January and March. Have a couple acres in your back yard you would like to have pine trees in? A field you don’t plant any more? A cutover area not growing back like you want? One acre or 1,000, it can be planted.

Whether you are interested in a nice view out your back window, wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration or timber production, planting can meet any or all of your goals.

If you are interested in more information, contact your local consulting forester, or the Department of Forestry.

Alex Stace

Southampton County Forester