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Spring Seedling Sale

Rows of red oak seedlings
Red oak seedlings

The 2014 Spring Seedling Sale is closed. Check back in December for 2015 Sale information.

View the 2014 Trees and Shrubs Brochure (PDF, 290 KB). Note: The PDF brochure does not include updates to availability of species. Please see the links below.

View full species descriptions (not provided in the PDF brochure)

View species availability (not noted in PDF brochure)

The Department of Environmental Conservation operates the State Tree Nursery in Saratoga Springs, which produces tree and shrub seedlings for conservation plantings on public and private lands. Native New York seed-sources are used when available.

Before ordering, consider specific space requirements for each type of tree:

Species Spacing in Feet Trees/Acre
Wildlife 6 x 6 1,210
Conifer 8 x 8 680
Hardwood 12 x 12 300

How to Order

BY PHONE: Order seedlings from January 2 through mid-May by calling (518) 587-1120, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM. This is the recommended way to order since operators have the latest availability information.

Operators can answer questions or direct you to the proper office for other information. An order will be completed over the phone and sent to you via mail or e-mail for your signature and payment.

For all other inquiries call the Nursery office at (518) 581-1439, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

BY MAIL OR E-MAIL: Print out and complete the order form (PDF) (130 KB).

Send the order form to:

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Saratoga Tree Nursery
2369 Rt. 50
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4771
Or e-mail to nysnursery@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Do not send payment at this time. An invoice will be sent to customers and must be signed and returned within 10 days with a check or money order to complete the purchase, unless other arrangements have been made. DO NOT SEND CASH.

All requests are filled after January 2 in the order received. Some species sell out quickly, so order early.

Shipping Options and Instructions

Please make shipping arrangements when you place your order. There are three (3) options available:

1. Pick up your order at the Saratoga Tree Nursery, located just south of Saratoga Springs on Route 50, approximately 30 miles north of Albany. Any orders made after May 7 must be picked up at the nursery. You will be notified by mail when your order is ready. Pay no shipping.

2. Preferred method: Seedlings are shipped by designated truckers to a single location within certain counties. Customers pick up thier orders at designated locations on specified dates. Orders shipped this way are given preference over option #3. Customers will be notified of the shipping charges and pickup date when the order is made. Orders MUST be placed by March 31 for this option.

3. UPS delivery: Limited to customers who do not have the "designated trucker" option, or who place an order after the March 31. Fee per order: $5.00 plus 20% of the total bill or $15, whichever is higher. Orders placed after May 7 must be picked up at the nursery.

Shipments are made from mid-April through early May. Seedlings should be planted as soon as possible. Until planted, keep seedlings cool and out of direct sunlight. Do not let roots dry out.


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    Saratoga Tree Nursery
    2369 Route 50 South
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4738
    518-581-1439
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