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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery

Nursery Hardwood Beds


About the Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery


The Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery is part of the Montana DNRC and is overseen by the Legislature.  We receive no tax dollars and are completely funded by the sales of our seedlings and plants.

Our Mission is to provide plants for conservation projects that occur throughout the State of Montana.

We provide bareroot and containerized stock that is derived from locally adapted and source identified seedlings. We provide seedlings for private landowners; county conservation districts; government agencies; conservation organizations; and the forestry industry throughout the State of Montana.


Nursery Updates


**Summer 2021 Hours**The Nursery office is open from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday.  If you need help outside of these hours, please call (406) 542-4244 and make an appointment.

Inventory is "Sold Out" this time of year.  Bareroot and small container will not be available until Spring 2022.  

**Spring 2022 Inventory will become available on this website September 15, 2021.** 

**Fall 2021 Planting Plans, Please call for the availability of the 175 cubic inch container sizes after September 15, 2021.**

We will no longer be able to FedEx ship hardwood trees in the 100 or 175 cubic inch size. Hardwoods will only be available for Nursery pick up or delivery on the state truck.

We will only FedEx ship conifers in the 100 or 175 cubic inch size.

The Nursery can no longer ship the Liquid Plantskydd via FedEx. This product must be picked up at the Nursery or shipped on the state truck.

If you have any other questions, please call the Nursery at (406) 542-4244 between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM, or you can email us at


How To Order

There are two ways that you may order:

  • Fill out the printable order form (2 pages) with your desired species and mail it, along with your payment, to the Nursery.


If you need help planning out your conservation project, we recommend contacting your County Extension Agent, local Conservation District, or DNRC Service Forester. The Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery works closely with these entities.

* New Customers must order a minimum of 150 bare-root or small containerized seedlings; or at least 48 of our 100 and 175 cubic inch seedlings.

* Established Customers must order within the quantities for each lot.

Every customer must Complete the Conservation Planting Plan (located on page 2 of the order form) to ensure the seedlings are being used for conservation purposes and not for landscaping. The plan may be approved by your local county extension agent, conservation district personnel, or by nursery staff.

Visit the Ordering Information page for more details.

Shipping Options: 

  • Pickup: Pickup your seedlings at the nursery located at 2823 Spurgin Rd., Missoula.
  • Shipped: Ship your seedlings by FEDEX for a 19% shipping charge to your home.
  • Delivered: The nursery truck will deliver seedlings on a specific date in April or May 2021 to your County Extension Office or Conservation District Office. Some counties do not have this option.

2705 Spurgin Road
Missoula, MT 59804