FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2018
NH State Nursery announces Spring 2018 sales figures
The New Hampshire State Nursery has released sales figures for its 2018 spring season.
Sales totaled $137,371, from 1,181 orders for 152,410 seedlings. Seventy percent of orders were for $100 or less, an indication that many Nursery customers use their purchases for small-scale projects.
A wide variety of seedlings are offered by the Nursery each year, including fir, spruce, pine, maple, black walnut, oak and an array of conservation shrub seedlings. Specialty packages, which consist of 25 seedlings, five each of five species, are also available for purchase.
Seedlings are sold as bare-root stock, not in pots. They are harvested on site, graded and packaged in sets of 10, 25, 100 or more depending on species. Uses include wildlife food and cover, reforestation, site reclamation, erosion control, Christmas tree growing stock and more.
Located in Boscawen, the State Nursery grows millions of seedlings in its 16 acres of irrigated, outdoor seedbeds. Approximately 90 percent of the seed comes from local sources, ensuring that it is well-adapted to the New Hampshire climate.
Thousands of seedlings are given free of charge, as described in RSA 227-H:2, to qualified recipients for educational purposes annually. Recipients have included schools, scout groups, local governments and other state agencies.
Spring seedling sales generally run from mid-April to mid-May. Orders are taken once the catalogs are mailed in December. For more information, visit nhnursery.com.
Established in 1910, the N.H. State Forest Nursery’s mission is to grow and distribute quality, bare-root seedlings for forestry, conservation and education purposes. The Nursery facility and program are administered by the N.H. Division of Forests and Lands, which is part of the N.H. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. For more information, visit nhdfl.org.