Lucky Peak Nursery

A Place That Grows Trees So That Your Forests Are Forever

Trees and shrubs are some of nature's most abundant and beautiful creations in the forest. But aside from their beauty, trees and shrubs are important for other reasons. They protect the soil and keep the rain from washing it away. They also provide shade, protection, and homes for wildlife. They produce the oxygen we need to breathe, and put moisture into the air.  And trees provide us with lumber for our homes, and paper for us to write on.

The Lucky Peak Nursery is actually a tree farm that grows trees that will be replanted in forests that need them. Established in 1959, the Lucky Peak Nursery stores seed and grows trees and shrubs for all of the National Forests in Southern Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Western Wyoming, Arizona and New Mexico.

Every year, the nursery grows about 2-6 million trees on 60 acres of land. The nursery grows many different kinds of trees and shrubs such as ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, Douglas-fir, Englemann spruce, western larch and sagebrush.  The trees are used to replant areas that have been damaged by fire, insect attacks, high winds, and decay.  They are also used to replant areas that have been harvested in timber sales.

How the Nursery Helps Sage Grouse 

The need for food and shelter for wildlife to survive is basic, particularly for sage grouse living in a post-wildfire landscape in western states. The U.S Forest Service is helping this upland game bird survive by growing about 3 million sagebrush shrubs a year to restore the area’s dry, grassy plains, essential for the bird’s nesting grounds. Learn more on the Intermountain Region website.

Photo of two male and female Sage-Grouse

Protecting Sage Grouse for Future Generations One Seed at a Time


15169 E. Highway 21
Boise, ID 83716


Our general public tour season is April through June!  Contact us for more information and reservations. 

School Tours - These are available April through June, Monday - Friday, 10a.m. - 12p.m. There is no cost for these tours. The tour meets the first grade and fourth grade science core curriculum. Reservations are required. For more information on the tour or to make a reservation contact Dude Jaway at: 208-343-1977.

Seedlings in the greenhouse     LPN - Forest Employees thinning the seedlingsForest employee giving a tour of the Nursery


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