New Hampshire State Forest Nursery - Quality Seedlings Since 1910
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About Us

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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. We 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. Our 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 we sell is grown from seed in our own seedbeds. We collect as much of our own seed as possible from local sources to ensure quality seedlings well adapted to local climate and soils.

Our Mission

The State Forest Nursery mission is to grow and distribute quality, bare-root seedlings for forestry, conservation, and education purposes. To ensure seedling quality and respond to market demands and forest health concerns, a tree improvement research and development effort is maintained.

Contact Information

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Seedling Catalog

Click here for a pdf of the Spring 2019 catalog. Please download a copy of the catalog as there are a limited number of hard copy catalogs available due to high demand for them. See link to order form below.

You may  email us or give us a call at 603.271.2214 to receive a catalog or be placed on the mailing list.  There is no email distribution list for the catalog.
The SEEDLING ORDER FORM is available to download by double clicking on the ordering link at the top of the page or click here.


Grown in New Hampshire
We have the best tree and shrub seedlings - not imported, not replanted - but grown from seed right here in NH.
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SOLD OUT:  Balsam Fir 8-12", Balsam Fir 3-2 Transplants, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir 3 year 8-12" Tall,  Red Spruce 2 year, Elderberry, American Larch.

     Songbird/Wildlife Packages will have substitutions for nannyberry and juneberry,  as the packages containing those species have sold out

***Please note that there are Balsam Fir 3 year 4-7" and Fraser Fir 3 year 4-7" available.***

LOW INVENTORY:  White Pine 2 year, Red Oak 2 year, European Highbush Cranberry, Winterberry Holly and American Plum.