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DNRC Headquarters
1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074 | Fax: (406) 444-2684
Questions? Email us

Ordering Information

Nursery Hardwood Beds

The Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery, in cooperation with the Montana Extension Service, local Conservation Districts and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, offers low cost tree and shrub seedlings for use in conservation plantings. Complete the printable order form and mail to the nursery, along with the required deposit, to reserve seedlings for next planting season.

Approved Seedling Uses: Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery seedlings are strictly for conservation practices and cannot be used for ornamental or landscape plantings. If you want to buy landscape plants, see your local private nursery or garden center.

Only containerized seedlings can be received in the fall.
Seedlings are sold on a first come, first serve basis, SO ORDER EARLY!

Go to our Complete Inventory page or Catalog for species availability and prices. Prices are based on the quantity of each species ordered. Often, the more you order the lower the price per unit.

Ordering Requirements

  • The minimum order is 250 seedlings for new plantings.
  • Order bareroot trees and shrubs in lots of 50
  • Container sizes S-05, S-07, S-30 in lots of 25.
  • Container size S-10 in lots of 26
  • The 100 cubic inch container seedlings must be ordered in multiples of 8.
  • When replacing seedlings from a previous nursery order, the minimum order is a single lot.

A conservation planting plan must be completed. A planting plan form is located in the order form. Be specific, the plan must show how the planting is a conservation practice. Include such items as:

    • species
    • spacing between seedlings
    • spacing between rows
    • distances from buildings and roads
    • direction of prevailing winds

It is recommended that the plan be approved by your local County Extension Agent or Conservation District personnel.


Bareroot DogwoodPonderosa Pine East Size Comparison


Shipping Options

Seedlings can be received by three methods; pick up at the nursery in Missoula, ship directly to you via FedEx, or pick up at a single drop point in most Montana counties in the spring. In April, one delivery date is scheduled for most counties and the drop point will be the local Conservation District, Extension Service office, or DNRC office.

To insure free delivery to your county by state truck, the order must be received by March 15. Delivery schedules are not set until March each year.

FedEx shipping is available at any time in the spring for an additional 17% charge.

If you have any questions, please call Megan at (406) 542-4244 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, or you can email us at


2705 Spurgin Road
Missoula, MT 59804