***Important Announcement*** From CSFS:
The Nursery will NOT accept new orders for Spring 2023.
“The CSFS Seedling Tree Nursery is taking critical steps to improve facilities, expand staffing and increase production of quality seedlings. These improvements are essential as the Nursery has experienced significant staff shortages and failing infrastructure, and this focus on updates will unfortunately require short-term reductions in production at the facility. All existing orders and contracts for Spring 2023 will be fulfilled, but no new orders will be accepted at this time.”
Please see the Colorado State Forest service website at the link below for FAQ’s and more details.
Information on OneCanopy:
Park County Extension in partnership with The Colorado State Forest Service Nursery provides landowners with the opportunity to purchase low-cost container and bare root seedlings to help successfully achieve conservation goals, which can include but are not limited to:
- Restoring land after fires, floods and natural disasters
- Growing shelterbelts, windbreaks and living snow fences
- Agroforestry practices
- Providing wildlife and pollinator habitats
- Protecting homes, cropland and livestock
- Stabilizing soil and controlling erosion
- Promoting clean air and water conservation
- Creating edible landscapes
The Colorado State Forest Service Nursery is located on the Foothills Campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Situated on 130 acres with 18,000 square feet of greenhouse space where the seedlings begin their lives. Along with the greenhouse production, the nursery grows several deciduous species in their fields that are lifted each fall and contribute to the bare root stock.
Nearly all species are grown from seed at CSFS Nursery. Various stratification processes are always in the works as many seeds require stratification, scarification, or soaking in order to wear away the seed coat before germination.
The CSFS Nursery has an extensive container production that begins in the greenhouses and seeding occurs up to three times a year. Multiple seeding allows us to keep our greenhouses full year-round and gives us the ability to frequently roll out new inventory.
The CSFS Nursery takes pride in its ability to offer landowners low-cost, adaptable, native species that are grown right here in Colorado.