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Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research

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Pitkin Nursery

UI Pitkin Forest Nursery
1025 Plant Science Rd
Moscow, Idaho 83843

Hours: M–F 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: 208.885.3888
Fax: 208.885.6564 (specify nursery)


Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research

1025 Plant Science Road
Moscow, Idaho 83843

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1137
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1137

The University of Idaho Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research (CFNSR), administered through the College of Natural Resources with guidance from stakeholders, highlights the key components of a land-grant university: teaching, research, and service. The Center operates the Franklin H. Pitkin Forest Nursery and the Seedling Quality Assessment Laboratory, allowing us to be a global leader in native plant regeneration education and research.

Students who have studied at the Center become leading horticulturists, seed specialists, researchers and nursery growers in both the public and private sector.

The Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research mission focuses on native plant regeneration. We teach students and professionals, conduct relevant research, and serve the native plant industry by sharing information and producing high-quality nursery stock. This mission leads to a set of five goals:

  • To conduct research that will improve plant regeneration success, conservation and restoration of native plants and their habitats
  • To produce top-quality nursery stock relevant to the needs of Idahoans
  • To prepare our graduates to be leaders in their fields
  • To be the source of information for those seeking help in native plant regeneration
  • To be sufficiently funded in order to strongly support graduate and undergraduate students with perennial assistantships, scholarships, and awards

Current Research

Learn about our current globally-diverse research topics. More

Hands-on Scholarship Program

The Franklin H. Pitkin Scholarship Endowment gives students hands-on training in nursery and greenhouse management or forest regeneration. More