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Colonel William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery

Saratoga Springs, NY

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Providing New York State with Seedlings for More Than 100 Years

Man with pile of tree seedlings on a table
Staff from DEC's Division of Lands and Forests
sort bare-root seedlings at the Nursery during
the annual spring sale

Trees from the Nursery are grown to be tough, hardened by the demanding climate conditions of our region. To achieve this, the Nursery starts with local seed collected from sites around the state. More than 200 acres of seed orchards on State lands across New York are maintained by DEC nursery staff as seed production areas.

The Nursery offers an annual spring seedling sale each January through May where the public can buy tree and shrub seedlings for a low cost. Consider buying New York-grown seedlings produced from local seed sources - it's an investment for your property that will pay off in healthier, stronger trees and shrubs for our future.

You can begin planting trees for tomorrow today!

Support Tree Planting in New York State

The public can now support forest conservation and enhancement by donating to the DEC Tree Planting Fund through the Natural Heritage Trust (NHT). Donations will help the Nursery provide free and reduced cost seedlings to the Trees for Tribs Program and the School Seedling Program, among other purposes.

The NHT has established in 1968 as a public benefit corporation of the State of New York. The NHT's mission is to receive and administer gifts, grants and contributions to further public programs for parks, recreation, cultural, land and water conservation and historic preservation purposes of the State of New York. The NHT accomplishes its mission by accepting donations, raising funds, and through cooperative programs and projects with its agency partners: DEC, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), and the Department of State (DOS). The NHT also partners with a number of other public and private entities, not-for-profits and friends groups to secure and administer funding. The NHT is dedicated to building and sustaining relationships with organizations that share mission-compatible goals and purposes.

Checks should be made out to: Natural Heritage Trust and indicate "DEC Tree Fund-602" in the memo line.

Mail donations to:
NHT Tree Planting Fund
c/o Director of Management and Budget Services
NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-5010


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