Seedling Program includes: the tree seed bank, consisting of five
species of conifer seed (Douglas-fir, western larch, ponderosa pine,
lodgepole pine, and blister rust resistant western white pine); shares
in two tree seed orchards, a ponderosa pine orchard in Pullman, WA and a
western larch orchard in Vernon, BC; an advisory committee that
determines the numbers of seedlings to grow-out for anticipated orders
in two years; and cash reserves to pay for future seed bank
replenishment and the contracted stratification, germination, planting,
growing, lifting, inspecting, and packaging of seedlings at the nursery
- as well as for operating the seed orchards.
Douglas-fir seed orchard is currently proceeding toward establishment,
and plans to establish a western red cedar seed orchard are in the
works, all to insure that Idaho forest landowners can obtain properly
seed-sourced, healthy seedlings for their afforestation, reforestation,
species diversity, forest improvement, restoration, riparian zone
maintenance, windbreaks, silvopasture or landscaping needs.
1998 through 2017, the program has provided over
2,145,360 tree seedlings!
quality sourced and grown forest seedlings, you can contact one of the
SWCDs listed below any time of year. Seedlings are available for pick
up and planting in early April each year. But . . . .
For best results:
The month of May of each year is a good time to make your order with a
District for the following year (or better yet, 2 years ahead!). If the
Districts do not know you want trees, they cannot plan an adequate
grow-out order ahead of time. Orders are on a first come-first served
basis, so waiting too long vastly reduces your chances of
obtaining what you need when you need it.
and you and your trees will be happiest!
Contact: Leann Daman
700 “E” St
PO Box 488
Plummer, ID 83851
(208) 686-1699 ext. 5
Contact: Amanda Abajian
1224 Washington Ave Ste. 101
Sandpoint, ID 83864
(208) 263-5310 ext.100
Contact: Cassie Olson
6813 El Paso
PO Box 23
Bonners Ferry, ID 83895
(208) 267-3340 ext. 107
Contact: Bob Flagor
7830 Meadowlark Way Ste. C-1
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815