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Bastrop Park's Planting Campaign Puts Emphasis on Seed Banking

The Texas Forest Service wants to plant 4 million loblolly pine seedlings in Bastrop State Park over the next few years, to help restore the forest after last year's fires. But stored seedlings were almost thrown out ahead of the fires.

Scored pine tress outside of Bastrop where a wildfire came through on September 6, 2011.

The wildfires that burned through Central Texas last Labor Day weekend, ravaged the area’s pine forests. The Texas Forest Service wants to plant 4 million loblolly pine seedlings in Bastrop State Park over the next few years, to help restore the forest to its original splendor. But, as KUT’s Mose Buchele reports for StateImpact Texas, the stored seedlings were almost thrown away before the fires struck.

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