How to Plant Trees
Why Plant Trees?
Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) has a long history of forest tree improvement and seedling production. This commitment continues today as we strive to provide the highest quality seedlings available anywhere.
OFS operates two facilities which specialize in forest regeneration: the Forest Tree Improvement Center (FTIC), located in Idabel, and the Albert Engstrom Forest Regeneration Center (State Nursery), located in Goldsby, OK. The goals of Oklahoma's Forest Regeneration Program are to keep forestlands in forest, and to offer tree planting as a viable solution to some of Oklahoma's most pressing environmental issues.
OFS sells over 30 varieties of trees and shrubs chosen for their ability to meet the challenges of Oklahoma's tough climate. Years of selecting from the best seed sources available for each species and careful growing practices in our nursery have resulted in seedlings adaptable to a wide range of planting conditions. Talk to our Regeneration Staff or your local Service Forester for recommendations for your particular site and how to properly plant seedlings.
The seedlings are distributed as bare-root and containerized and can be planted for a number of different purposes including timber production, wildlife habitat improvement, erosion control and windbreaks. The State Nursery also has special options available including Genetically Improved Southern Pines and Wildlife Habitat Packets.
You can place an order for seedlings starting in October and seedlings are shipped January through March of each year. There are certain policies on ordering seedlings but if you need further information, please contact the State Nursery at 405-288-2385 or 800-517-3673, or email us.