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Sell tree seed to us

Each year, the Reforestation Program purchases quality seed from locally adapted native trees and shrubs to meet reforestation goals in Wisconsin. A large portion of this seed is purchased from local collectors. If you are interested in becoming a seed collector for the state nursery program, please read the following information carefully before you invest your time and effort.

Note: We have already met our 2014 purchasing goals for the following species:

  • Balsam fir
  • Black cherry

Getting started

The first step is to contact your nearest state nursery prior to collecting seed as purchase prices change each year along with species and quantities needed. When collection goals have been reached purchasing will end.

Get permission

Before collecting, check regulations. Many public lands require a permit. On private lands, you must get permission from the landowner.

Seed species we purchase

Get current information and a list of what species of seeds we are purchasing for 2014.

Where to take the seed

The reforestation program has a network of buying stations across the state.

Seed cleaning and storage

You must store your seed in a cool, dry location and deliver the seed to a buying station or state nursery as soon as possible to prevent seed from overheating or molding. Each seed type will have specific requirements for handling, cleaning, and storage. Please ask your nearest state nursery for further information on how to handle, clean, and store the various seed types. Seed quality will be assessed at time of sale. Also, see seed collection pamphlet [PDF].

Payment

The Reforestation Program uses a voucher system for payment. A copy of the voucher is given to the seller and a check will be mailed in approximately two to four weeks.

Important Change for 2014: Payments for basswood will be based on the quantity of processed and cleaned seed. Basswood should still be brought to the nursery with wings attached.

Last revised: Wednesday August 20 2014