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Forest Nursery Seedlings
ATTENTION FOREST NURSERY OWNERS AND MANAGERS!  Can you help supply Oregon's family forestland owners with the seedlings they need for their planting projects? We can publicize your stock availability. Learn more...  
Why Reforest?
Oregon's economy and environment benefit from trees. Approximately 10 million acres of Oregon's forestland is owned and managed by private landowners (industry and family owned). Trees provide a variety of jobs, wood products, fish and wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, protect watersheds, etc. 
 

Are there legal requirements?
Yes. Oregon was the first state in the nation to have rules to ensure continuous harvest of timber on private lands while safeguarding soil, air, fish, and wildlife resources. The Oregon Forest Practices Act (FPA) regulates activities on forestland. 
 

Keys to Success!!
The key to a successful planting project is preparation. The most common projects usually involve timber production, conversion (converting grass or brush to forest), wildlife, legacy planning, or a combination of these objectives. What is your objective? Is the site capable of meeting your expectations? Will your investment result in the desired outcome? Are there cost-sharing programs, grants or tax credits to help offset expenses? 
 
Landowners needing help are encouraged to contact a qualified consulting forester or other professional forester for advice.
 
Suggested Reading & References:
  • Guide to Reforestation in Oregon - Publication by Robin Rose and Diane Haase, 2006, OSU, OFRI, ODF. Excellent guide for forest landowners with step–by–step directions to convert bare or recently logged lands to stands of healthy, “free to grow” trees.

Where can I find forest seedlings?

Sources of Native Forest Nursery Seedlings (pdf)  
This is an annual catalog of surplus native forest tree seedlings (not horticultural or landscape stock) available from various nurseries around the state. Available seedling data is collected from nurseries every fall. Copies are also available from your local ODF field office.

 
This publication is provided by the Oregon Department of Forestry in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, PNW Region, State & Private Cooperative Forestry.
 
  
Seedling Sources by regions: 

 

Other Seedling Resources 

Forest Seedling Network (FSN) is an interactive website connecting forest landowners with seedling providers and forest management services and contractors. 
 
Private Lands Forest Network (PLFN) - Refrigerated storage facility located in La Grande, Oregon. This facility can be used to store forest seedlings and shrub vegetation for your stream enhancement, riparian plantings and wind break projects.

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