Iowa’s State Forest Nursery is in need of walnuts to propagate walnut seedlings this coming year, and is offering $2.50 per bushel.
Four buying stations have been set up throughout the state; the State Forest Nursery in Ames (800-865-2477), Shimek State Forest (319-878-3811) in Farmington, Stephens State Forest (641-774-4559) in Chariton and Yellow River State Forest (563-586-2090) in Harpers Ferry.
To schedule a time to drop off walnuts, call the appropriate location weekdays, during normal business hours. Walnuts will be purchased until the nursery’s need is met.
The nuts should be fresh and in good condition, free of debris like sticks and leaves. Hulls do not need to be removed and nuts can be brought to the buying station in buckets, boxes or loose in a trailer or pickup box.
The state forest nursery provides low-cost, native seedlings to help improve existing woodlands, wildlife habitat and water quality. For more information on available nursery stock for your property, visit iowadnr.gov/nursery or call the nursery at 1-800-865-2477.