Seedling Trees

Conservation Seedling Trees

The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) seedling tree program allows farmers, ranchers and rural landowners to obtain trees at a nominal cost. The goal is to encourage landowners to plant new forests; to establish effective windbreaks that reduce erosion; to protect homes, cropland, livestock and highways; and to enhance wildlife habitat. Trees and shrubs are grown at the CSFS nursery for conservation benefits only. Ornamental qualities such as color, degree of flowering, fruit production, etc. are not guaranteed.

Seedling sales are restricted. To qualify, you must:

  1. You must own a minimum of one (1) acre of land
  2. This nursery stock is NOT for use in ornamental or landscape plantings
  3. Seedlings purchased from the CSFS or their distributor may NOT be resold as a living plant
  4. Bare root trees are available in multiples of 25 per species only
  5. Potted trees (in tubes) are available in multiples of 30 per species. Tray lots are in multiples of 50.
  6. Payment must accompany order. Refunds will not be given for canceled orders after March 1.
  7. If trees ordered are not available, a refund will be issued, unless a substitution is requested
  8. The CSFS nursery is not responsible for errors in inventory count

Seedling Guides

The following publications include useful information about seedling shrubs, trees and evergreens grown at the CSFS Nursery, bear in mind these documents are somewhat old and do not include all the nursery species currently available:

  • Buyer’s Guide (1.8 MB PDF) — This catalog of deciduous shrubs, trees and evergreens provides details about and a color photo of each tree and shrub.
  • Species Suitability Guide for Colorado (55 KB PDF) — This easy-to-read chart of deciduous shrubs, trees and evergreens provides the cold hardiness, drought resistance, alkali tolerance, windbreak and wildlife suitability, mature height, growth form and elevational range of each tree and shrub.

2019 Ordering Nursey species – two methods are available, On-line and hardcopy paper mail.

  • Species are in limited supply. Check available inventory before ordering, orders are filled in the order received. Tree inventory status is updated weekly. Inventory Availability
  • Order on-line with PayPal at: On-line Orders
  • Paper and mail here
  • Call 970-247-7956