Tree farmers, landscapers, homeowners and others planning their spring planting projects will be able to get a head start on 2019 with this month’s release of the New Hampshire State Nursery’s seedling catalog, available for download at www.nhnursery.com.
Grown at the State Nursery in Boscawen, all seedlings are harvested, graded and packaged on site both for pickup or shipping throughout New England and beyond. They are sold as bare-root stock, not in pots, and are packaged in sets of 10, 25, 100 or more, depending on the species ordered.
Fir, pine, spruce, black walnut, maple, oak, conservation shrub seedlings and more are available. Specialty packages of 25 seedlings, five each of five species, may also be ordered. The packages include a Christmas tree sampler, songbird/wildlife package, wetlands package and several others.
Spring seedlings ordered through the catalog will be shipped starting the end of April. Orders may also be picked up directly at the nursery and at UNH Cooperative Extension’s county offices on a to-be-determined date.
UNH Extension’s county foresters will be on-hand during pickup to answer your questions about needs of local wildlife, proper techniques to plant your new seedlings, or your woodlot management needs. If you can’t wait until then, find the contact information for your county forester now!
The N.H. State Nursery grows millions of seedlings in its 16 acres of irrigated, outdoor seedbeds. Approximately 90 percent of the seed comes from local sources, ensuring that it is well-adapted to the New Hampshire climate.
Thousands of seedlings are given free of charge, as described in RSA 227-H:2, to qualified recipients for educational purposes annually. Recipients have included schools, scout groups, local governments and other state agencies.
In addition to providing sales through its catalog, the nursery is open for walk-in sales generally from mid-April to mid-May, or until stock runs out. To download a catalog, visit nhnursery.com.
Established in 1910, the N.H. State Forest Nursery’s mission is to grow and distribute quality, bare-root seedlings for forestry, conservation and education purposes. The Nursery facility and program are administered by the N.H. Division of Forests and Lands, which is part of the N.H. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. For more information, visit nhdfl.org.