Q: I want to plant chestnut oak trees. I haven’t been able to find them for sale or in the woods. Could you point me in the right direction?
A: The Georgia Forestry Commission Reforestation Department sells several species of seedling trees, including chestnut oak, to landowners. They sell the seedlings in quantities from fifty to the tens of thousands. The trees are grown from seed in two state nurseries and shipped in winter to the County Forestry Unit nearest you. Prices range from $.04 to $2.00 per seedling, depending on the species and quantity ordered.
Tree seedlings offered by the Georgia Forestry Commission include:
Northern red oak
Swamp chestnut oak
Eastern white pine
For questions about the reforestation program, call1-800-GATREES or visit their Web site at Georgia Forestry Commission