Seedlings at the NJ Forest Nursery
The New Jersey Forest Nursery grows over 25 evergreen and deciduous tree and shrub seedling species in Jackson, NJ. The nursery sells bareroot tree seedlings through the Seedlings for Reforestation program, in packs of 50.
Seedlings for Reforestation
Order seedlings: 2019 Nursery Catalog [pdf 1.72 MB]
- Seedlings available in both conifer and hardwood species
- Minimum order is 50 seedlings, or one packet
- Orders accepted from December to April 1 (Now extended to April 15th)
- Delivery/Pickup between March 15 and April 30
- For any New Jersey Landowner (no min acreage)
- 50 seedling/packet, 1 species per pack
- $18-$25/pack (depends on species)
- No shipping must be picked up at locations across the state
Please note: the species listed on this website are provided as a guide only and may not reflect the actual nursery stock. Contact the nursery at (732) 928-0029 for an up to date listing of available seedlings. Trees must be planted in New Jersey. Trees are not allowed to be resold as christmas trees or nursery stock.
Tube-Seedlings for Arbor Day
State Forest Service has promoted Arbor Day statewide since 1949, when the New Jersey Legislature designated the last Friday in April as the official day to honor trees and the people who take care of them.
The Tube Seedling program gives communities and groups an affordable way to celebrate Arbor Day.
- 98 to a tray
- In 8" recyclable tubes
- Delivered by UPS
Order Tube Seedlings [pdf 153 KB]
Third Grade Tree Team
This state wide program entitles every third grader in New Jersey to a free tree seedling when requested by the local school. It acquaints young students with the value and importance of trees, increasing environmental awareness and teaches students about the benefits of trees. The seedlings are a perfect way to get students involved in environmental activities, especially during Earth Day and Arbor Day.
Trees are available in April.
Schools must register by March 15.
Order Third Grade Tree Team Seedlings [pdf 239 KB]
Collect acorns for the New Jersey Forest Service Nursery
Identify a red oak, pin oak, or chestnut oak tree
Collect acorns in plastic milk jugs without the cap or loosely tied plastic bags
Do not mix species - one species per bag
Keep your collection cool and dry until you drop it off to an Acorn Drop-off Point (listed below)
To ensure we can use your acorns, please drop them off within 10 days
Keep acorns dry and cool so they do not sprout. Sprouted acorns are not viable.
Although we do have other oak species in New Jersey, the nursery only needs acorns from pin oak, red oak, and chestnut oak.
New Jersey Forest Service Nursery
370 East Veterans Highway, Jackson
(732) 928 0029
240 Main Street, Andover
Brendan Byrne State Park
Route 72, New Lisbon
Mercer County Soil Conservation District
508 Hughes Drive, Hamilton Square
(609) 586 -9603
555 Atlantic Ave, Mays Landing
Washington Crossing State Park
Route 546 at 579 Titusville, Mercer County at the Nature Center