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John Wolfram
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Fellow Hoosiers in the great state of Indiana, now is the time to put in your orders for seedlings at the Indiana State Nursery. Right now you can order black cherry, persimmon, plums, elderberry, walnut, pawpaw, and numerous other first or second year seedlings for the ridiculously low price of about 35 cents a seedling with a Spring 2016 pickup. They sell out fast, so get in your orders soon. Unfortunately, this opportunity is not available to those who don't have the good fortune of living in Indiana.

The order page: http://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/3620.htm
 
Mike Feddersen
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John thanks for the notice, I don't live in Indiana but I am sure a ton of permies do.

I used your post as a search perimeter to find some other states seedling information
and a ton of information is readily available. Different names for different areas. Some
show great information, others not so much. Being from Iowa originally I saw a news
article about them having trouble with declining orders. Many states have a minimum
amount a customer needs to order, some have a dollar amount minimum. I'm sure all
these have work arounds, especially if you have neighbors interested in the same stuff
you are. Also most are date specific for time of year they take orders, others till they
run out.

Here is the google search I did with State Nursery "seedling orders"
in the search box.

Montana They have one of the work-arounds for small
farm owners in the Flathead area.

Florida

Colorado (part of it)

Funding/Grant Info Colorado

New Hampshire

NH Order/Description Catalog

Hawaii

West Virginia
WV News Clip
WV Order Page

Pennsylvania links
PA Ordering Information

Georgia

Illinois

South Carolina

Missouri

Iowa

Kentucky

Kentucky Coffee Tree Information
I added this because I thought, "How neat!" (Be sure to roast though, they are toxic otherwise.)
 
Mike Feddersen
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This permaculturist has a state by state link on his site Permaculture Nursery Information

Did you know most states in the U.S. have an official state nursery? These nurseries offer tree seedlings, perfectly suited for your state's climate, for significantly cheaper than you could buy them from a private nursery. Many of these trees are lumber trees, but there are a number of "wildlife" trees that produce fruits that are just fine for human consumption: apples, persimmons, elderberry, sumac, plums, walnuts, chestnuts, pawpaws, black cherry, and oaks, to name a few. These trees are not going to be improved varieties which you would find at grocery stores or farmers markets, but they will produce edible fruits and nuts. If you have a larger property which you would like to reforest with trees that have more use than just lumber, then take a look at your state's (or a neighboring state's) site.

I have placed links below to every state's nursery/seedling tree program that I could find. Some states do not have an official nursery anymore, mainly due to funding issues. Some states may have one, but I couldn't find it. Some state's information was rather confusing, so I just placed the link to the most current flyer/order form (typically a PDF file); in this case, you may need to use the contact information on the flyer to obtain the most recent order form. by John Kitsteiner


 
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