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Colorado State Seedling Tree Program – Tri River Area

We have ended our Seedling Tree Sales for the 2018-2019 season. If you would like to be put on a contact list for the 2019-2020 sales, please email that request to

  • Low-cost seedling trees and shrubs are provided each year by the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS), for homeowners to use as windbreaks, re-vegetation, wildlife habitat, etc. They cannot be resold. Get your order in as soon as possible for the best selection. You can visit the Forest Service website at for information on the plants such as height and width, drought tolerance, recommended altitude range, wildlife value and so forth, to help you make your selections.

Perennial Wildflowers and Ornamental Grasses

  • We also offer Perennial Wildflowers and Ornamental Grasses. You can mix and match a flat of 30 (In pairs of 5) or purchase in large pots.

Ordering Seedling Trees

  • Sales begin in November and continue through April with delivery in early May. Make sure to place your orders early as some types may sell out quicker than others.
  • You can contact your local Extension office to be placed on the upcoming Seedling Tree Program e-mail list. Delta County: 970-874-2195, Mesa County: 970-244-1834, or Montrose/Ouray Counties: 970-249-3935.

Seedling Sizes

How To Plant Trees

Buyers Guide

Planning, Planting and Care