February 25, 2013
ROSEBURG – It’s time to celebrate spring with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s annual plant give-away on Tuesday, Mar. 5 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the ODFW Roseburg office, 4192 N. Umpqua Highway.
The free plant program provides birds and other wildlife with forage and habitat. It gives gardeners and nature enthusiasts an alternative to artificial feeding and provides information on the benefits of natural forage for wildlife.
The free bare-rooted plants this year include: creeping Oregon grape, creeping snowberry, mock orange, narrow leaved buckbrush, nootka rose, red twig dogwood, and twinberry. These plants benefit big game, birds, amphibians, reptiles and various mammals.
All free plants require moist soil and partial and/or full sun. Gardeners will be limited to three plants per person.
This annual ODFW tradition is paid for by the agency’s habitat program, Oregon hunters and federal Pittman/Robertson Act funding. To emphasize this source of funding, gardeners and nature enthusiasts that are also hunters can move quickly through an “express” line upon showing their 2013 hunting license.