Contact CFNSR

Pitkin Nursery

UI Pitkin Forest Nursery
1025 Plant Science Rd
Moscow, Idaho 83843

Hours: M–F 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: 208.885.3888
Greenhouses: 208.885.3512
Fax: 208.885.6564 (specify nursery)


Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research

1025 Plant Science Road
Moscow, Idaho 83843

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1137
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1137

Greenhouses: 208.885.3512
Fax: 208.885.6564

Planting Instructions and Zones

Many people have requested information on storing, planting and caring for your seedlings. We do include a complete planting guide with your seedling order, but you may also download a copy here of Plant Your Seedlings Right.

Planting zones are based on average minimum temperatures. We recommend planting trees and shrubs that are cold hardy to a zone below what is indicated as your zone. For example, in Moscow we suggest planting zone 4 species, even though Moscow is shown to be zone 5. This is to compensate for occasional below-average temperatures.

Windbreak publications include:
Planning and Planting a Five-Row Windbreak
Trees Against The Wind