Each year, the CSFS Nursery provides more than 50 native species of bare root and container seedlings to landowners at a low cost in order to assist with their conservation efforts.

Seedling Trees

Conservation Efforts

Seedlings from the CSFS Nursery can be used for a diverse range of conservation efforts, which include:

  • reforestation in areas devastated by fire and flood
  • stabilizing soil and contributing to erosion control
  • providing an edible landscape while enhancing pollinator and wildlife habitats
  • creating shelterbelts and wind rows to protect livestock, crops and homes

The CSFS Nursery is located in Fort Collins on approximately 130 acres with fields where bare root is grown, and includes 18,000 square feet of greenhouse space where containerized species are propagated from seed.

The only requirement to purchase seedlings and other plant materials from the CSFS Nursery is that they are used solely for conservation purposes. There is no acreage requirement.