Next year’s planting season will likely be similar to this year’s at approximately 240 million seedlings if historical sowing trends continue. The final totals for next year’s seedlings won’t be complete until late fall after foresters submit their 2014 summer season sowing requests. So far there appears little difference between volumes by region. This year, like last, approximately 200 million seedlings have been sown so far. This year’s 2013 summer planting season is estimated to be 40 million seedlings.