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While the majority the seedlings are sold to farmers and forestry consultants in bulk orders, options are available for acreage owners and even residential homeowners.
Orders are taken between Aug 1 and May 31, while supplies last. Fall shipments begin the last week of October and spring shipments start April 1. Depending on the species, sizes of seedlings range from 8 to 24 inches.
Minimum order options include:
Descriptions and pictures of nursery stock are available in the Seedling Catalog
Ordering off-line:Download the current Seedling Catalog and State Forestry Order Form or request paper copies by calling the State Forest Nursery.
Mail or Fax:
Complete the order form and Mail it to:
Iowa State Forest Nursery
2404 S Duff Ave.
Ames, Iowa 50010or Fax your order form to: 515-233-1131
Please do not send payment with your order.
Invoices will be mailed at a later date.
Use your completed order form to place an order by phone. Speak to a nursery representative between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday at 1-800-865-2477.
Ordering Online:Ordering online requires setting up an A&A account with the State of Iowa. First-time buyers may find it easier to use one of the above methods of ordering. Otherwise, follow the instructions for setting up an account or use your existing account to place an order. The online ordering system provides real time updates of inventory.
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To insure a successful tree planting, check out the planting
layouts, brochures and other information below:
Contact us:1-800-865-2477 or 515-233-1161
Order Now - Online Catalog
To place an order you will need to create an account with the State of Iowa. For help with creating your account, download a guide to
Creating an Account
Contact the nursery for paper order form or
download a pdf version.
Native trees are key to healthy woodlands. To improve quality, the nursery continues to identify locations for seed collection from native Iowa forests and wildlife areas, and seed is purchased from Iowa collectors each year. For more information contact the State Forest Nursery.
The State Forest Nursery is bound by Iowa Code to be self-sustaining. Receipts from sale of plant materials are used to cover cost of operations.