Cone and seed collection

DNR forester and landowner walking in landowner's woodlands

Do you have or know of a woodland or forest that produces large amounts of seeds or cones? You can sell viable tree seeds to the Minnesota State Forest Nursery.

The Minnesota State Forest Nursery is interested in buying cones Black spruce trees through February 2022.

Before collecting seeds or cones, contact one of the DNR seed drop-off locations for more information and directions on how to present cones for purchase.

For instructions on collecting seeds and cones and zone map: