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Towner State Nursery

The Towner State Nursery is a conservation nursery that supports conservation tree planting efforts in North Dakota and the region. The NDSU-North Dakota Forest Service operates the 160-acre facility. It has been operating since 1951, annually producing one million conservation seedlings. The trees are produced to meet the needs of customers, and are used primarily in shelterbelts, living snow fences, wildlife block plantings, and other conservation plantings. The nursery grows both bare-root and container trees.

2024 Nursery Catalog

The 2024 season has ended. The 2025 catalog will be posted online later this fall. Thank you for your support in conservation tree planting.

Employment Opportunity: Come and be part of our Team!

We offer Part Time and Seasonal employment opportunities in a team-oriented environment. Duties include both indoor and outdoors activities that consist of grading and packaging of seedling trees, small and large equipment operation (depending on ability/experience), preparing tree orders, assisting with field irrigation, and greenhouse duties. The nursery is a recognized leader in tree production and mechanization and serves the critical role of supplying the region with high quality conservation trees. To inquire, please stop in, contact the nursery, or click HERE to apply.

Towner Main


Contact Us:

878 Nursery Road, Towner ND  58788-9500; Tel: (701) 537-5636

Jeff Smette - Nursery Manager

Edwin Jacobson - Systems/Irrigation Specialist

Rhonda Schell - Sales and Office Manager

Dominic Anderson - Nursery Specialist

Shea Brandt - Field Production Technician


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