Reforestation in West Virginia
Our forests will only serve us well as long as we serve them first. Deforestation throughout the past two centuries has brought increased erosion issues, wildlife danger, lower air quality and global environmental changes.
We seek to change the tide of our footprint on our forests by providing resources, opportunity and assistance to reforestation efforts throughout the state.
One of the greatest avenues for accomplishing our reforestation efforts, has come through the Clements State Tree Nursery in Mason County, WV.
Cultivated on property once owned by the grandparents of Mark Twain, the Clements Nursery produces millions of bare-root seedlings every year. Each tree species chosen is either native to West Virginia or genetically suitable for success in West Virginia and surrounding states.
The Clements State Tree Nursery is owned and operated by the West Virginia Division of Forestry as the state’s only forest tree nursery.
The Nursery provides seedlings for reforestation, coal mine reclamation, Christmas tree production and wildlife protection and cover.
These efforts help increase the stability of West Virginia wildlife, provide erosion control which directly affects our watershed health, improve air quality, and plan for a future with forests.
The Nursery grows only trees – both native and introduced species – that are proven to grow and prosper in West Virginia’s forests.
West Columbia, W.Va.
Rt. 62 – 11 miles north of Point Pleasant
How to Order
Landowners may order seedlings from September 1 to April. Shipping begins the week of Thanksgiving and continues through April (weather permitting).
Seedlings are packaged in quantities of 25, perfect for planting on large plots of land or sharing with friends and neighbors. We have enough product to meet every landowner’s needs.
Types of Seedlings
Hardwood seedlings grown at the nursery include hickory, walnut and several species of oak. The nursery also grows West Virginia’s state tree, the sugar maple.
Evergreen species include white, Scotch and red pine, Norway spruce and Douglas fir.
The Clements State Tree Nursery provides a variety of seedlings for landowners to purchase. Find out here what current species are being grown and sold.