RALEIGH, N.C. — In recognition of the service and sacrifice by members of the armed forces, the North Carolina Forest Service is offering a 20 percent discount on tree seedling orders placed by active or retired military personnel during the month of November. This discount applies to the first $500 of all new orders, up to a $100 discount.
“In honor of our active military personnel and veterans, we want to extend an incentive to them to regrow their forests after the timber has been cut, or to start a new forest on fallow land,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, Commissioner of Agriculture. “We have a strong partnership with the military through the Sentinel Landscapes Program, which protects and develops agricultural and forestland around military bases in the state. Protecting agricultural and forestlands provides benefits to both the military and agriculture, which are North Carolina’s two largest industries.”
To qualify for the discount, proof of service is required.A valid military ID, Department of Defense Form 214/215 or National Guard Bureau Form 22/22A is acceptable.Standard shipping rates still apply.Tree seedlings may be ordered by calling 1-888-NCTREES or by visiting www.buynctrees.com.
–Christie Adams, N.C. Forest Service