Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
South Central Region Headquarters - Madison
|Butternut must have the husk attached. |
|Acorns should be without caps. |
|Acorns that fall from the tree with their caps on are generally wormy
or have been cut by squirrels prematurely. |
|Its expected that some conifer and hardwood seed, such as white pine
and butternut, will be sticky and dirty. |
Make sure you call ahead to make sure the State Nursery Program has not met its quota for a particular seed and is still buying the species you plan on picking, cautioned Mr. Vande Hey.
Species that DNR is looking to buy this fall are: hemlock, jack pine, red pine, white pine, black ash, basswood, butternut, shagbark hickory, red oak, swamp white oak, white oak, walnut (only at Boscobel and Lancaster), and red osier dogwood.
Buying stations and contacts are listed below and all purchase seeds by appointment only except for the Wilson State Nursery and at Lancaster.
Baraboo Forestry Office, Rick Livingston or Paul Stearns at 608/355-4475.
Boscobel Wilson Nursery, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Linda Evans at 608/375-4123.
Darlington USDA Office, Matt Singer at 608/776-3-64.
Fitchburg Nevin Fish Hatchery, Steve Holaday at 608/275-3234.
Horicon DNR Service Center, Randy Stampfl at 920/387-7884.
Lancaster Youth & Ag Building, Monday and Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., starting Sept. 22 until walnut quota met, 608/375-4123.
Richland Center NRCS Office, Aaron Young at 608/647-4566
Sturtevant DNR Service Center, Randy Cooper at 262-/884-2390
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