It’s time to order seedlings from State Forest Nursery
Seedlings from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s George O. White State Forest Nursery may be ordered from now through April 15, 2019, as supplies last.
MDC says a variety of low-cost native tree and shrub seedlings are available for reforestation, windbreaks, erosion control, wildlife food and cover and other purposes.
MDC’s 2018-2019 Seedling Order Form provides images and information on available items, along with ordering information. It’s published in the September issue of the Missouri Conservationist, at MDC regional offices and nature centers, online at mdc.mo.gov/seedlings, or by contacting the State Forest Nursery at 573-674-3229 or StateForestNursery@mdc.mo.gov.
Orders will be shipped or can be picked up at the nursery near Licking from February through May.
The nursery provides mainly one-year-old, bare-root seedlings with sizes varying by species. Seedling varieties include pine, bald cypress, cottonwood, black walnut, hickory, oak, pecan, persimmon, birch, maple, willow, sycamore, blackberry, beautyberry, buttonbush, holly, dogwood, hazelnut, redbud, ninebark, pawpaw, spicebush, elderberry, serviceberry, sumac, wild plum, witch hazel and others.
Seedlings are available in bundles of 10 or increments of 25 per species. Prices range from 22 to 90 cents per seedling. Sales tax of 6.1 percent will be added to orders unless tax exempt. An $8 handling charge is added to each order. Those with a Heritage Card, permit card or conservation ID number receive a 15 percent discount up to $20 off seedling orders.