Washoe State Tree Nursery

Help us conserve resources as well as hold prices down by returning your empty growing containers to the nursery. Please no 6-packs or flats/trays.

Photo of a Washoe Nursery staff member walking in the greenhouse.

The Washoe State Tree Nursery produces plant materials native or adapted to the Great Basin and Sierra Nevada. The state nursery program can produce up to 250,000 plants each year and has experience growing 250 different species. The nurseries grow the majority of their plants from seeds or cuttings and the Las Vegas nursery grows some plants for sale through the Washoe State Tree Nursery near Carson City. Plants are typically available as seedlings 1-3 years old. The Washoe State Tree Nursery has a Certified Arborist on Staff, Amy Bray (WE-9045A).


Custom Growing Services

The Washoe State Tree Nursery specializes in producing native and locally adapted plants for use in mitigation and revegetation projects. Many of these species are only available through the NDF nurseries. The nursery staff is available year-around by phone to assist you with your custom growing needs.

Learn More About Our Custom Growing Services


Directions & Hours

We are closed for the season and will re-open May 2024.
Closed all state and federal holidays

Exit Eastlake Boulevard from U.S. Highway 395 at the North end of Washoe Valley. The nursery is approximately 1 mile from highway on the right hand side.

View the Nursery Location On a Map


Purchasing Instructions

1. Review the Eligibility for the Purchase of Plants

NAC 528.110 - Sale of plant materials to private landowners. The criteria for eligibility for distribution of plant materials to private landowners in Nevada are:

  1. The land on which the plants are to be planted must consist of a parcel containing 1 acre or more, or 2 or more contiguous parcels owned by different owners if those parcels total 1 acre or more.
  2. The land must be entirely outside the city limits of any incorporated city of this state, except that in Carson City the land must be outside the designated urban area of the city. [Div. of Forestry, eff. 11-21-79]

The nursery program is not intended to provide landscaping materials. The purpose of the program is to provide locally adapted, affordable trees, shrubs, perennials, and grasses to conserve and enhance Nevada’s natural resources through conservation plantings such as windbreaks, wildlife habitat enhancement, post-fire rehabilitation, mine reclamation, water conservation, and wetland and riparian restoration.

2. Review the Plant Inventory

Our plant inventory is constantly changing, and many plants are currently out of stock. Please consult the list below and call the Washoe Nursery at (775) 849-0213 for the most current information.

2023 Inventory - Common Name (PDF) 2023 Inventory - Scientific Name (PDF)
Washoe Nursery Plant Characteristics (PDF)

3. Review the Purchasing Instructions & Pricing

Please note that prices are subject to change, plant sizes are limited in quantity, and we accept credit, cash, check, or purchase order. To ensure that we have what you need on-hand, please call or e-mail the nursery.

Item Price
Mini-supercell $0.90
Supercell $3.25
D-Pot container $6.00
1-gallon container $9.00
T-Pot container $10.75
2 or 3-gallon container $17.50
5-gallon container $22.75
15-gallon container $32.50

Resources for Plants in Northern Nevada

Tahoe Basin Shrubs & Plants - Plants approved by TRPA for planting in the Tahoe Basin.

Trees for Conservation: Buyer's Guide - Published by Colorado State Forest Service, this publication contains descriptions of many of the plants grown at the Washoe State Tree Nursery.

Trees for Conservation: Planning, Planting, Care - Published by Colorado State Forest Service, this publication provides complete information on planting and maintaining conservation trees.