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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery

Nursery Hardwood Beds


About the Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery


The Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery is part of the Montana DNRC and is overseen by the Legislature.  We receive no tax dollars and are completely funded by the sales of our seedlings and plants.

Our Mission is to provide plants for conservation projects that occur throughout the State of Montana.

We provide containerized and bareroot stock that is derived from locally adapted and source identified seed. We provide seedlings for private landowners; county conservation districts; government agencies; conservation organizations; and the forestry industry throughout the State of Montana.


Nursery Updates

**All orders received for Spring 2023 pick-up have been processed. If you have not received an invoice, call or email the office ASAP to have your order placed.**

Winter Hours- The Nursery office is open from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday.  If you need help outside of these hours, please call (406) 542-4244 and make an appointment.


Spring 2023 Inventory will be available to order October 1, 2022 on this website.  Check Current Inventory/Price List. You may need to clear your browsing history to see the updated inventory list.

It is now too cold to provide plants for Fall 2022 plantings.

We will no longer be able to FedEx ship hardwood trees in the 175 cubic inch size. Hardwoods will only be available for local Nursery pick up or delivery on the state truck.

FedEx shipping available for conifers in any size and bareroot (bareroot may have to be slightly trimmed to fit).

If you have any other questions, please call the Nursery at (406) 542-4244 between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM, or you can email us at


How To Order

  • Fill out the Fillable order form (5 pages) with your desired species and email it to Your order will be entered in the order it was received.  An invoice will be emailed once your order is confirmed.  Please mail check payment to the address on the invoice, payable to Montana State Treasurer. 


If you need help planning out your conservation project, we recommend contacting your County Extension Agent, local Conservation District, or DNRC Service Forester. The Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery works closely with these entities.

* New Customers must order a minimum of 150 bare-root or 144 small containerized seedlings; or at least 45 of the 175 cubic inch seedlings.

* Established Customers must order within the quantities for each lot.

Every customer must Complete Pages 2-5 of the Fillable Order Form to ensure the seedlings are being used for conservation purposes and not for landscaping.

Visit the Ordering Information page for more details.

Shipping Options: 

  • Pickup: Pickup your seedlings at the nursery located at 2823 Spurgin Rd., Missoula.
  • Shipped: Ship your seedlings by FEDEX for a 19% shipping charge to your home.
  • Delivered: The nursery truck will deliver seedlings on a specific date in April or May 2023 to your County Extension Office or Conservation District Office. Some counties do not have this option.

2705 Spurgin Road
Missoula, MT 59804