Important updates regarding placing orders
We have made a few changes in our policies and procedures here at the Nursery and with our cooperators.
The Nursery will no longer be accepting pre-orders for plants to be picked up directly from our facility in Fort Collins. Customers wishing to pre-order may order through a cooperating agency as early as Nov. 1. For those who have previously picked up plants here at the nursery, the West Greeley Conservation District is likely the nearest option. They can be reached by calling 970-356-8097, Ext. 142. For a full list of cooperating agencies please check our Find a Cooperator page or contact the nursery office and we can direct you to the nearest cooperating office.
Alternately, customers may order directly from the nursery beginning Jan. 1, however orders placed directly with the nursery will need to be shipped via UPS. Opportunities to order direct from the nursery, and to pick up here at our facility, will exist beginning late spring and running through the planting season. However, to take advantage of the best selection of species, sizes and available quantities, customers are advised to take advantage of the pre-ordering options listed above.
This decision was made largely due to the fact that we are set up more as a wholesale grower than as a retail outlet. The decision to close our doors to the public for picking up plants was not an easy decision to make. However, as a self-funded entity we have had to balance the ever-increasing costs of doing business with our love of directly interacting with customers. In the end we felt it better to focus our limited staff on the task of producing a greater volume of plants of greater quality as an alternative to increasing prices.
We understand that getting used to this change will take time but it will also allow us to focus more on our core values and mission of growing trees for conservation purposes. We thank you for your understanding, and for your continued patronage.