Seedling Order How-To
The George O. White State Forest Nursery near Licking offers Missouri residents a variety of tree and shrub seedlings for reforestation, windbreaks and erosion control, as well as for wildlife food and cover.
Three Ways to Order From Nov. 1–April 30
- Use the online seedling order form.
- Download, print and complete the Seedling Catalog PDF order form and send it by regular mail or fax.
- Mail in your completed print catalog order form. Don’t have a catalog? Pick up one up from your local MDC office, or call the nursery (573-674-3229) and ask them to send you one.
To get the plants you want, please order as soon as possible. We sell out of species quickly.
For a recorded message concerning possible shipping delays and the kinds of trees still available, call 1-800-392-3111 after Dec. 1.
- Bare root
- One, two or three years old, depending on species
- Available in single-species bundles of 10, 50, or 100 seedlings
- For use all over Missouri
- Vary greatly in size and appearance depending on species
- Prices for each species are listed on the order form.
- Sales tax of 5.725 percent will be added to all bills unless you furnish a tax exemption certificate.
- A handling charge of $5 is added to each order.
Heritage Card Discount
Holders of the Missouri Conservation Heritage Card can receive a 15 percent discount up to $20 off their seedling purchases. To receive the discount, write your card number on the order form. Heritage Card discount does not apply to handling charges and sales tax. Heritage Cards can be purchased for $2 wherever hunting and fishing permits are sold. The card, similar in appearance to a credit card, makes applying for permits easier by storing registration information on a magnetic strip. The card also allows the owner to receive a 15 percent discount on selected retail merchandise sold at Conservation Department facilities. To order a Heritage Card by phone, call 1-800-392-4115.
Do not send payment or credit card information with your order. You will be billed later. After we process your order, we'll send you a billing notice listing species available for your order. The billing card will have a due date, as well as information on how to make the payment for your order. If we do not receive payment within five days after the due date, we will cancel the order and sell the stock.
We accept check, money order, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Please write your order number on your check. All orders must be paid in full before they can be shipped or picked up.
If you DO NOT receive a billing card within two weeks after you order, call 573-674-3229 to check the status of your order.
We'll send you delivery notice approximately one week before the date your order will be shipped or is available for pickup at the nursery. Most shipped orders arrive within 48 hours of leaving the nursery, but this cannot be guaranteed. All seedlings will be shipped by May 15 unless other arrangements have been made.
If any or all of the order has not arrived within two weeks after you have received your shipping notification card, please call the nursery.
Order Changes and Refunds
To request an order change, call the nursery. Adjustments or refunds will be made only at the discretion of the nursery. No refunds will be given for orders cancelled after May 1, 2013. No refund of $2.50 or less will be made. Please notify us promptly of any address change and include your order number.
Contact InformationGeorge O. White Nursery Missouri Department of Conservation PO Box 119 Licking, MO 65542 Phone: 573-674-3229 Fax: 573-674-4047
Do Not Resell Nursery Stock!
Anyone selling or offering for sale nursery stock may be in violation of paragraphs 3 and 5, Section 263.070, of the Missouri Plant Law. This does not affect people who purchase stock for their own use. For more information concerning this law, contact the following:State Entomologist Missouri Department of Agriculture PO Box 630, Jefferson City, MO 65102