Postal service issuing new forest stamps

March 2nd, 2005

The post office is giving a nod to the plants and animals of the Northeastern forests in a new set of stamps being issued Thursday.

The 10-stamp set shows a forest scene with 27 plants and animals featured. The common and scientific names are printed on the back of the stamps.

The Northeast Deciduous Forest sheet is the latest in a series detailing various environments across the country. Deciduous trees are those that lose their leaves in winter. Among previous issues have been the Longleaf Pine Forest, Great Plains Prairie and Pacific Coast Rain Forest.

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