State Nursery has Plants Available for Fall Planting


Washoe State Tree NurseryCARSON CITY – The Nevada Division of Forestry State Tree Nursery in Washoe Valley has a great selection of low cost, conservation plants available for fall planting.

Fall is a great time for planting as warm soils encourage root growth before the ground freezes. Fall plantings with an already established root system will be more tolerant of the summer heat. Take advantage of this time by visiting the Washoe Nursery before it closes for the winter on October 10, 2009.

The nursery is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Plants are available on a first come first serve basis. For a list of available species please call the nursery at 775-849-0213 or for the nursery policy and plant list, please visit Most species are available for $2.25.

The nursery is designed to assist landowners by providing plant material suitable for conservation uses such as, but not limited to, windbreaks, soil erosion control, water conservation and wildlife habitats. The plants are all grown and maintained at the nursery and are conditioned to survive northern Nevada’s cold winters and hot summers.

The nursery is located in Washoe Valley at 885 Eastlake Boulevard.

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