Minnesota State Forest Nursery

Box of Red Pine seedling on belt in sorting room

The Minnesota State Forest Nursery will begin selling seedlings on Friday, October 15. We expect to have the tree seedling plant list updated at the end of September.

Due to weather conditions over the past two years and labor challenges, we will have a limited supply of seedlings available for sale again this year. Unfortunately, we also will have no transplant seedlings available for sale this year.

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 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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