Looking to spruce up your yard? Check out the Boise National Forest’s seeding sale
Landowners who need trees and shrubs to create windbreaks, improve wildlife habitat, and enhance forests on their property are encouraged to come to the Boise National Forest Lucky Peak Nursery’s annual surplus seedling sale the end of this month.
The first day of the surplus seedling sale will be Saturday, March 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Seedlings will not be available on Sunday.
“The seedling sale will continue through the end of April, running Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The price is $25.00 for 50 seedlings. The minimum quantity that can be purchased is 50 seedlings. A bundle of 50 seedlings will easily fit into a standard grocery bag. The bareroot seedlings are six to ten inches tall,” said Boise National Forest spokesman Dave Olson.
This year limited quantities of ponderosa pine seedlings will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ponderosa pine is typically found on drier sites in southern Idaho and is widely used in windbreak and forest plantings, Olson added.
The Lucky Peak Nursery is located 16 miles northeast of Boise on Highway 21. For more information about the annual seedling sale, you can call 208-343-1977
(photo: courtesy Boise National Forest)