The New Hampshire State Forest Nursery is a facility and program administered by the Forest Management Bureau in the Division of Forests and Lands, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. They have 3 million seedlings growing on 16 acres of irrigated, outdoor seedbeds, 20 acres of seed orchards and progeny test areas, and several on-site demonstration plantings. Annual seedlings sales total about 350,000 consisting of over 50 different species and specialty packages. The Nursery facilities and seedbeds are located in south-central New Hampshire along the bank of the Merrimack River. Their operations lie within an 880-acre state forest managed for multiple uses.
The Nursery exists under authority of RSA 227-H:2 to raise and sell seedlings to "...persons who desire to plant them". Every seedling they sell is grown from seed in their own seedbeds. They collect as much of their own seed as possible from local sources to ensure quality seedlings well adapted to local climate and soils.