Webster Forest Nursery
Growing Seedlings … Trees for Tomorrow
The DNR-managed Webster Forest Nursery sells seedlings of species and stock types to help small private land owners meet replanting requirements. The minimum order for seedlings is 100 and are sold in bundles of 100, starting the first business day in September. Be sure to check our seedling availability and price list before ordering, as they change frequently.
Conditions of Sale
We take great care to provide good quality, healthy nursery stock. However, we can give no guarantee of our stock’s productivity or life span. Buyers assume responsibility of the plants as soon as they receive them. Buyers must report to the DNR Webster Nursery any stock received in unsatisfactory condition within FIVE (5) business days of receiving their seedlings. We will review all claims and will either replace seedlings or issue credit when justified. At no time will the DNR Webster Nursery be responsible for more than the purchase price. DNR Webster Nursery does not guarantee survivability of plants after they leave our care, either when the buyer picks them up or after we ship the seedlings to the buyer’s destination.
More About Our Seedlings
Starting in December, we lift dormant seedlings from our nursery beds, hand sort them to assure top quality, and package and place the seedlings in cold storage to await shipment. Each seedling is to be planted where it will grow best — in the forest zone where its seed was collected. The publication, Washington Tree Seed Transfer Zones, provides more details.
If you are unsure which seedlings are best for which areas, contact a Stewardship Forester, who can visit your site to answer questions and offer suggestions. We have also written guidance on caring for your seedlings so they will grow and thrive.
Planting Forest Seedlings Brochure -- (PDF)
Our staff have many years of nursery experience. Please feel free to call any of them to answer questions concerning your seedlings’ needs.