Washoe State Tree Nursery
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.
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Directions & Hours
Opening Week: Thurs May 11th - Sat May 13th, 9:30 am – 3 pm
May 18th - June 24th: Thurs and Fri, 9:30 am – 3 pm, Saturdays by appointment only
June 24th - Fall Reopening By appointment only
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
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:
- 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.
- 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.
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.
|2 or 3-gallon container||$14.00|
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.