August 26, 2022
Get ready! The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Tree Nursery Program has announced that tree seedling orders will be accepted beginning on October 3, 2022. Many seedlings sell out early, so it is best to order quickly.
The IDNR’s Tree Nursery Program offers seedlings to Indiana landowners. Their mission is to grow and distribute to Indiana landowners high quality plant materials for conservation plantings. Conservation plantings include plantings for timber, windbreaks, wildlife food and habitat, watershed and soil protection, reclamation, and education.
The IDNR Tree Nursery produces and distributes the highest quality stock that knowledge and resources permit. They produce a diverse group of species from the best seed sources available, which include progeny-tested seed orchard sources when available. The IDNR mixes all seed lots to ensure each landowner obtains the highest quality and most diverse stock possible.
The Steuben County Soil and Water Conservation District, along with the Steuben County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, offers a tree pick up service for Steuben County residents. If interested, visit the IDNR Tree Seedling Nursery webpage and either complete the IDNR seedling order form or order online using their online service. Both can be found online.
If you have any questions or need assistance ordering seedlings, please contact the Steuben County SWCD office at (260) 665-3211 ext. 3.