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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Ordering Information

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Who We Sell To

The Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery provides seedlings to any conservation project.

Ordering Requirements:

  • First time customers the minimum order is 150 seedlings for new plantings.
  • First time customers that order 48 or more 100 and 175 cubic inch seedlings exempt themselves from the first requirement.  
  • Order bareroot trees and shrubs in lots of 50
  • Order small container sizes in lots of 24
  • The 100 cubic inch and 175 cubic inch container seedlings must be ordered in multiples of 8.
  • Established customers need only order a single lot.


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 Current Inventory page 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.

A conservation planting plan must be completed. The area for your planting plan is located on the order form. Please be specific, the plan should show how the planting is a conservation practice. Below is a list of things you may want to include:   

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


It is recommended you discuss your plan with your local County Extension Agent or Conservation District personnel.

Complete the printable order form and mail it to the Nursery, along with the required deposit, to reserve seedlings for next planting season.

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.


Bareroot Dogwood




Shipping Options


The preferred methods to receive your seedlings is to come to the nursery in Missoula and pick up your seedlings. If this does not work for you, the Nursery sends a refrigerated truck to a single location in most counties at a preset time in April and May. Orders need to be picked up the day the seedling arrive at these locations. This location is usually your local Conservation District or Extension Service 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.

If the first two options don't work for you we may ship directly to you via FedEx for an additional 19% charge. Some items cannot be shipped via FedEx.   

Contract Sales


Ordering seedlings from the Nursery's general sale inventory is a convenient, easy way to procure seedlings. However, by setting up a contract with the Nursery in advance of production, the customer can get the exact source and quantity of seedlings desired at a lower cost. There are two requirements to set up a contract, they are;

1. Customers desiring a contract seedling order using S-10, R-10, D-27, S-22 containers must have an order greater than 500 seedlings.
2. The contract must be made prior to the seed being sown in the greenhouse (usually by January of the calendar year). Seedlings could then be available for planting in the fall of that year or spring of the following year.


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



2705 Spurgin Road
Missoula, MT 59804