to one of New Hampshire's treasures. We exist under authority of RSA 227-H:2 to raise and sell seedlings to "…persons who desire to plant them". Our goal is to provide customers with the highest quality, bare-root seedlings for forestry, conservation and education purposes at attractive prices. We believe we have achieved that goal.
Hello State Forest Nursery Customers,
One bit of good news during these trying times is that nurseries have been included on the State's list of essential services: www.nheconomy.com/NHEconomy/media/NH-Economy/Exhibit-A-to-Emergency-Order-17.pdf , and we will continue to operate during the Governor's Stay-at-Home Order.
Safety, as always, remains a priority, and we have taken extra precautions to keep our workers well-spaced while sorting, counting, and packaging seedlings. This week we have begun lifting some small quantity of seedlings from the nursery beds, and will be in full swing by next week.
You will receive a post card indicating the exact date you may begin coming to the Nursery to pick up your orders, which we anticipate will be sometime towards the end of April. Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, we are requiring those of you that come directly to the Nursery to pick up orders to wait outside if there is already a customer at the pick-up bench when you arrive.
This extra precaution will help to keep our workers and you, the visiting public, safe. County orders will be delivered to alternative locations in each county this year as the UNHCE facilities are shut down and closed to the public.
You will receive a postcard from your county forester indicating the new delivery location and date of pick up. UPS orders will be shipped and delivered as normal.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these difficult times.
We offer more than 50 different bare-root seedling species and specialty packages of incomparable quality. We have a small program by most standards (see About Us) and that allows us to concentrate on product quality and customer service. Our experienced staff and seedling quality are unsurpassed. We do not import seedlings from out-of-state or transplant seedlings from other sources. All of our seedlings are grown from seed (see From Seed to Seedling) in our own seedbeds. This ensures that our seedlings are well adapted to New Hampshire climate, free of disease and insect pests. Our seedlings are useful for many purposes including:
- Wildlife Food and Cover
- Site Reclamation
- Erosion Control Stream Bank and Wetland Plantings
- Hedgerows for wind and snow breaks
- Christmas tree growing stock
The New Hampshire State Forester Brad Simpkins says, "Since 1910, the New Hampshire State Forest Nursery has occupied an established role in contributing to the well being of the state's forests and forest economy. Planting trees and shrubs is an important stewardship activity for landowners who wish to improve our environment for future generations. Our State Forest Nursery is part of our heritage and an investment in our future."
Customers who need larger plants for landscaping purposes should contact one of the many excellent private nurseries in New Hampshire or locally if out of state.