Seedling Trees

Now Accepting Seedling order for delivery in April 2022

Click the link for the order form for all the details

Boulder Valley and Longmont Conservation Districts sell tree seedlings for conservation every year. We partner with the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) Nursery in Fort Collins as a regional cooperating nursery.

Tree, shrubs and plant orders begin in the fall, with plant pickup the following April at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. The conservation districts have sold thousands of seedlings over the past several decades.

Plants are sold in different sizes:

  • Bare root –

    • minimum 5" height

    • 25 plant bundles

    • $36 per bundle

  • Large Tube –

    • minimum 6" height

    • 30 plant lots

    • $95 per lot

  • Extra Large Pot –

    • 1 gallon pots, minimum 10" height

    • Sold individually -

    • $15 per pot

Order forms are mailed in the fall. If you would like an order form, email your name and address to bldrvalleyandlongmontcds@gmail.com and indicate your interest in the seedling program OR download and print the order form from the button to the left.

Trees for Conservation

Few conservation efforts provide the extensive and enduring benefits of planting seedling trees. Seedling trees help:

  • Reforest burned areas

  • Enhance wildlife habitat

  • Reduce soil erosion

  • Protect water supplies

  • Serve as living snow fences that provide protection from wind and snow

The CSFS Nursery produces more than 40 species, all selected for their hardiness and adaptability, which are ideal for landowners and land managers to use for conservation in Colorado’s diverse environments.

Covering Conservation

The seedling program allows farmers, ranchers, other landowners and land managers to obtain trees at a nominal cost to help achieve conservation goals, including:

  • Restoration after wildfire, flood and other natural disturbances

  • Growing shelterbelts, windbreaks and living snow fences

  • Creating and enhancing wildlife habitat

  • Protecting homes, cropland, livestock and highways

  • Increasing erosion control

  • Practicing “backyard” conservation that promotes clean air and water

Visit the the CSFS Nursery Website for more resources