Forestry

Protecting Arkansas’s forests, and those who enjoy them, from wildland fire and natural hazards while promoting rural and urban forest health, stewardship, development, and conservation for all generations of Arkansans

Seedlings

Baucum Nursery

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture's Forestry Division grows and sells forest tree seedlings for reforestation. Forestry Division seedlings are grown at Baucum Nursery for one growing season. When the seedlings become dormant in the fall, they are lifted and packed “bare root” for shipment to designated cooler locations.

Call the Baucum Nursery at 501-907-2485 or 501-907-2486 weekdays, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Seedlings Terms and Conditions

  • The Forestry Division does not plant your seedlings. Click here for our online Forestry Vendor Directory to find a tree planter in your area. 
  • With proper handling, a landowner may expect approximately 90 percent of the seedlings to survive. The Forestry Division ships healthy seedlings but provides no warranty concerning seedling survival or growth. 
  • To be assured of timely delivery, the landowner must contact the selected pick-up location at least 10 working days before the desired delivery date. Following seedling delivery from the Nursery to the pick-up location, the
    Forestry Division will be responsible for seedling care and condition for a
    holding period not to exceed two weeks.
    The Forestry Division reserves the right to reduce or cancel orders depending upon the availability of seedlings. If we do, we will refund your purchase price. 
  • The Forestry Division will refund the purchase price if a landowner cancels the order before December 1. Species, quantity and price are subject to change.
  • Full payment must accompany all seedling orders less than 100,000 pine or 50,000 hardwood. If your order is larger, you can apply for a credit account (contact Baucum Nursery to obtain a credit application). Bills will be sent after final seedling delivery. Full payment for larger orders is required within 30 days of billing date. Overpayment errors of $10 or less will not be refunded. 
  • For hardwood orders over 500,000, contact Baucum Nursery for special pricing. 
  • If you do not order online, mail orders to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture Forestry Division Baucum Nursery (1402 Hwy 391 North, North Little Rock). Find a mail-in order form. 
  • Forest tree seedlings must be handled carefully from the time they are lifted at the nursery, until they are transplanted. Look over our Seedling Care and Planting Guidelines for directions to properly plant bare root tree seedlings.

How many seedlings should I order?

Pine Spacings
6' x 12'605 seedlings per acre
7' x 10'622 seedlings per acre
8' x 8'681 seedlings per acre
8' x 10'545 seedlings per acre
Hardwood Spacings
10' x 10'436 seedlings per acre
10' x 12'363 seedlings per acre
12' x 12'302 seedlings per acre

Seedlings Cooler Locations

To pick up your AFC seedlings, you may arrange to pick up at any of the following Arkansas Forestry Commission Cooler locations: