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The Nursery has just started lifting seedlings out of the seedbeds today.  The  shipping crew will be in full swing on Friday, April 14, 2017.  Please see below for the Nursery pickup information and County pickup dates.

Pick Ups and Shipping Schedule - Spring 2017
Seedling Orders - after April 28, 2017 seedling order forms are no longer accepted. Customers requesting seedlings after April 26th must call the Nursery at (603) 796-2323 to inquire as to availability of seedlings (for species currently sold out see Seedlings or the lower right of this page). County delivery is no longer a shipping option after March 31st; pick up at Nursery and UPS are the only available shipping options.

Spring Lifting - we started lifting the seedlings April 12, 2017; the full Nursery crew will be starting as of April 14, 2017. Our job is to lift the seedlings as soon as the ground thaws, then grade, package and store them in our walk-in cooler before bud break.  
Nursery Pickup in Boscawen - customers who chose to pick up their seedlings at the Nursery in Boscawen  (405 Daniel Webster Highway) will be notified by mail that seedlings will be ready for pickup.   Beginning Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the Nursery will be open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday, April 29th and May 6th, 2017 between 8:00 a.m and 12:00 noon.  Please pick up your orders by Friday, May 19, 2017.

County Delivery - customers selecting County Delivery are notified by their County Forester by mail as to the time and exact location for county pick up according to the following schedule:


May 5, 2017


April 27, 2017


April 26, 2017


May 2, 2017


April 26, 2017


May 3, 2017


April 28, 2017


May 3, 2017


April 25, 2017

TBA To Be Announced

UPS Shipments - UPS shipments will begin soon. Shipments are sent out Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays only to ensure home delivery prior to each weekend to avoid "in-truck" storage over weekends.


Seedling Catalog

Click here for a pdf of the Spring 2017 catalog.

You may  email us or give us a call at 603.271.2214 to receive a catalog or be placed on the mailing list.  There is no email distribution list for the catalog.
The seedling order form is available to download by double clicking on the ordering link at the top of the page or click here.


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SOLD OUT:  Blue Spruce 4 year old,  American plum, Alternate Leaf Dogwood,  Juneberry, Ninebark, Red Oak, Red Osier Dogwood, Sugar Maple, White Pine 3 year old.
LOW INVENTORY:  Aroniaberry, Fragrant Sumac, Native Grape, Norway Spruce 2 year old, Winterberry Holly.

NOTE:  Songbird/Wildlife Package:  Winterberry Holly or Hawthorn may be substituted for Juneberry or Elderberry in the package as of April 12, 2017.

*****Small quantity of Extra Large Elderberry seedlings available for  $15 for 5 seedlings.*****

As reported last year, we have experienced two open winters which has resulted in losses, particularly the true firs used primarily in the culture of Christmas trees. We have experimented with different mulches and have found a promising fix to the problem of frost heaving. In fact, our 2year old beds have some of the best looking stock we have seen.  Unfortunately for our Christmas tree customers, it takes a minimum of 3 years to grow a field ready seedling, so one more year will be needed before our saleable numbers of firs will be at good levels again.  

Balsam, Fraser, Canaan, and Concolor fir will not be available this year in standalone sales.  We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused our growers.