Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Glatfelter Company Donates Trees to Virginia

York Pennsylvania-based P.H. Glatfelter Company will donate more than 100,000 pine seedlings to Virginia landowners under a seedling match cost-share program. Since 1956, the company has partnered with the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) to provide seedlings for reforestation projects.

VDOF Assistant Director for Forest Management Todd Groh said, “Glatfelter has a long-standing relationship with Virginia landowners. By funding this cost-share program, Glatfelter helps landowners reduce their cost for seedlings by providing up to 10,000 seedlings per landowner for reforestation projects. They are truly a partner in both promoting healthy forests and sustaining the forest resource.”

James Kuykendall, Glatfelter's Southern MD/VA district manager said, “Glatfelter is proud to be able to provide trees in partnership with the Virginia Department of Forestry. This cost-share program allows us to support landowners who recognize the value of the forest resource, as we do. Together we have the opportunity to support healthy forests, healthy communities and responsible industry.”

Under the terms of the program, reforestation projects by private non-industrial woodland landowners are eligible in Amherst, Buckingham, Caroline, Clarke, Culpeper, Cumberland, Fairfax, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Frederick, Greene, King George, Loudoun, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Warren counties in Virginia.

If you're a landowner interested in participating in this program and have property located in the above counties, please contact your local Virginia Department of Forestry Office for more information.

In 2011, this cost-share program provided 166,000 pine seedlings to Virginians. Glatfelter owns and manages 10,000 acres of forestland in Virginia. Pulpwood from Virginia supplies the company's mill in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania.