The state of Wisconsin needs help in finding red pine seeds.
The state’s Department of Natural Resources says it’s used most of its seeds and saplings to help reforest the state. Now, the DNR is looking to see what you have. The DNR’s Jeremiah Auer says the past few years have not produced a great crop of red pine cones, which is why the state is asking for help. Auer says they want red pine cones at the mature stage where the color has just turned brown. Those cones are most plentiful at this time of year. The DNR is paying for the cones as well. Wisconsin is offering 125 dollars per-bushel of red pine cones this fall.