Minnesota State Forest Nursery

Box of Red Pine seedling on belt in sorting room

Since 1933, Minnesota's State Forest Nursery has provided over 1 billion healthy, native tree and shrub seedlings for Minnesota plantings. With over 85 years of experience, we have developed methods to achieve the best seedling stock possible.

Seedlings are kept in the ground long enough to develop robust root systems and healthy stems. Depending on species, coniferous seedlings between 2–4 years of age and deciduous seedlings are between 1–3 years of age when sold.

We also sell transplants, which are seedlings that are moved at two years of age to a larger bed to promote growth. These seedlings develop strong fibrous roots and thicker stems, making them ideal for challenging sites.

Every seedling is inspected to meet high standards for height, diameter, root development, and health. Only the best seedlings are sold.

The State Forest Nursery is currently accepting spring 2021 seedling orders.

ALL orders will be processed in the order received.

If you received an email autoreply ([email protected]) or left a voicemail in the seedling ordering mailbox (800-657-3767), your order has been received. You do not need to do anything else at this time. Nursery staff will contact you regarding your order as soon as they can! Continue to check this website for additional updates.

Thanks for your patience!


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