Minnesota State Forest Nursery

Box of Red Pine seedling on belt in sorting room

The Nursery is now selling seedlings for 2023 spring plantings. We have a new approach designed to improve efficiency and customer experience. All seedling requests must be submitted through our new online form found on the seedling ordering webpage. Phone assistance is available, if needed.

Since 1931, 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 are 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.

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