Industry News: Conservation

DEC giving out free tree seedlings to prevent soil erosion

Thursday, February 21, 2019  
Posted by: Dana Walker

ALBANY — New York state landowners whose property borders rivers and lakes can apply for


a bag of free seedlings to prevent soil erosion.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is announcing the "Buffer in a Bag" program on Wednesday.


Landowners with New York state property that borders at least 50 feet of a stream, river or lake can apply to receive a bag of 25 tree and shrub seedlings for planting along the water's edge.

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