Since 1933, Minnesota's State Forest Nursery has provided over 1 billion healthy, native tree and shrub seedlings for Minnesota plantings. With over 85 year of experience, we have developed methods to achieve the best seedling stock possible.
Seedlings are kept in the ground long enough to develop solid root systems and strong 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 from the initial nursery bed to another bed with wider spaces 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.