Lucky Peak Nursery sets date for annual seedling sale

Posted at 7:13 AM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 09:13:31-05

BOISE, Idaho — Landowners who wish to purchase trees and shrubs to create windbreaks, improve wildlife habitat, and enhance their property are encouraged to come to the Lucky Peak Nursery’s annual surplus seedling sale.

The sale begins Saturday, April 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seedlings will not be available Sunday. The sale continues through the end of April, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The price is $30 for 50 seedlings. Fifty seedlings is the minimum quantity that can be purchased. A bundle of 50 seedlings will easily fit into a standard grocery bag. This year, limited quantities of ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir seedlings will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Lucky Peak Nursery is a resource for the entire Intermountain West, producing over 3 million (1 and 2 year old) trees and shrubs. Seedlings produced at the nursery are used for restoration efforts on public lands disturbed by wildfire, timber sales or other events. Some brush species produced sustain mule deer populations on their winter ranges.

When the nursery has produced more seedlings than its customers need, the surplus becomes available to the public. The seedlings are best suited for landowners with property in rural areas. They are not intended for homeowners in urban areas to plant in their backyards. Written planting instructions and technical assistance will be available.

The Lucky Peak Nursery is located 16 miles northeast of Boise on Highway 21 (15169 E. Highway 21, Boise, ID 83716). For more information about the annual seedling sale call: (208) 343-1977.