Tree Seedling Availability for 2020

Are you planning to plant trees in 2020? Availability of tree seedlings for reforestation and Christmas tree plantings are often limited. If you have not yet confirmed a supply of seedlings here are a few resources:    

Clackamas County Farm Forestry Association Seedling Sale: The Clackamas County Farm Forestry Association is offering tree seedlings for sale to members again this year. The available stock is listed below. Inventories will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Contact Stan Beyer for more information about availability of seedlings at 503-519-5289 or email:  

Weyerhaeuser Public Seedling Sales:  February 8, 2020, 8:00am–noon, Aurora, Oregon March 7, 2019, 8:00am–12 noon, Rochester, Washington    

Check the Forest Seedling Network to see if seedlings are posted for sale. As of now, there are postings showing some seedlings available for 2020, depending on your seed zone. Surplus seedlings may be posted in the next couple of months as people finish planting and find that they have a surplus.

Oregon Department of Forestry: Visit their website for more information on reforestation, and to find the latest version of Sources of Native Forest Nursery Seedlings. Nurseries in this catalog make their estimates on availability based on actual seedling counts. After the seedlings are lifted this winter, they may have extras, so it does help to get on their waiting list if they keep one.    

Saplings LLC is a web-based business that allows small woodland owners to plan for their reforesting needs by ordering the trees they want for the year they want them. Orders for seedlings from Saplings must be placed at least one year in advance.
Surplus Seedlings in February-March: After the planting season is well underway, surplus seedlings may become available. Woodland owners who have pre-ordered seedlings from their local OSWA seedling sales may have surplus bags after they finish planting. You can contact the sales chairs and ask to be notified if anyone has surplus to re-sell (Clackamas, Washington, or Columbia Counties). Likewise, large landowners sometimes have surplus seedlings at the end of the planting season. Try calling your local ODF office starting around March 1 to see whether they know of any surplus available. 

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