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Nursery History

The New Jersey Forest Nursery, which opened in 1982, was once the site of Holmanville State Quail Farm. The village of Holmanville was originally settled in 1705 for lumbering and charcoal making. Today the nursery keeps New Jersey green by growing 300,000 seedlings yearly for reforestation.

At the NJ Forest Nursery in Jackson, seedlings are still sorted by hand, as shown below at the Washington Crossing state nursery in 1965.

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