Seedlings available for reforestation and habitat improvement

Release Date: Mar 3, 2021

Contact(s): Venetia Gempler 208-373-4105


Lucky Peak Nursery

 

 

Boise, Idaho, March 3, 2021 -- 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, April 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seedlings will not be available on Sunday. The seedling sale will continue through the end of April, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The price is $30.00 for 50 seedlings. The minimum quantity that can be purchased is 50 seedlings of each species. A bundle of 50 seedlings will easily fit into a standard grocery bag. First come-first served, no presales.

Due to COVID considerations this years’ sale will be conducted differently than previous years.
All sales Saturday, April 3, will be drive up. CASH or CHECK only. In accordance with President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce, visitors are asked to please wear a mask.  

Lucky Peak Nursery - Seedling Sale 2

 

This year limited quantities of big sagebrush and ponderosa pine seedlings will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sagebrush is highly desirable for improving big game habitat in the Foothills.  In forested areas, ponderosa pine is typically found on drier sites.

Each year, the Lucky Peak Nursery produces over three 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 is customers need, that surplus becomes available to rural landowners for conservation plantings.

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 many 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 State Highway 21. For more information about the annual seedling sale, call 208-343-1977.  Lucky Peak Nursery, 15169 E Highway 21, Boise, ID 83716

 

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