The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources celebrated an impressive milestone in October: After 80 years, they’ve grown their one BILLIONTH tree seedling.
The DNR’s nursery program serves a tremendously important role in the state’s forests. Thousands of Minnesota woodland owners have planted seedlings raised in DNR nurseries.
Ever wonder where your seedling came from? As part of the celebration, DNR produced a short video showing how they grow, pull, and store seedlings for spring delivery. The state forest nursery website has great info on tree selection and planting as well as seedling order forms. You can also read the official billionth seedling press release.