Seedlings Available for Reforestation and Habitat Improvement

Release Date: Mar 19, 2013  

Contact(s): Lucky Peak Nursery - 208-343-1977


Lucky Peak Nursery

BOISE, Idaho - Landowners who need trees and shrubs to create windbreaks, improve wildlife habitat, and enhance forests on their property are encouraged to come to the Boise National Forest Lucky Peak Nursery’s annual surplus seedling sale.

 

The surplus seedling sale will begin Saturday, March 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Seedlings will not be available on Sunday.  The seedling sale will continue through the end of April, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The price is $25.00 for 50 seedlings.  The minimum quantity that can be purchased is 50 seedlings.  A bundle of 50 seedlings will easily fit into a standard grocery bag.  The bareroot seedlings are six to ten inches tall.

Bundle of Ponderosa Pine Seedlings

This year limited quantities of ponderosa pine seedlings will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ponderosa pine is typically found on drier sites in southern Idaho and is widely used in windbreak and forest plantings.

 

Each year, the Lucky Peak Nursery produces over two million one and two-year old trees and shrubs. These seedlings are used for public land reforestation activities in the intermountain west disturbed by wildfire, timber sales, or other events.  When the Nursery has produced more seedlings than its customers need, that surplus becomes available to rural landowners for conservation plantings.

 Lucky Peak Nursery Manager Clark Fleege

The seedlings are best suited for landowners with property in rural areas.  They are not intended for homeowners in urban areas to plant in their backyards.  Landowners who purchase the one year old trees can expect the majority of them to grow and thrive if planted correctly. Written planting instructions and technical assistance will be available. 

 

The Lucky Peak Nursery is located 16 miles northeast of Boise on Highway 21.  For more information about the annual seedling sale, call (208) 343-1977.

 

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