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Mason State Tree Nursery

Mason State Tree Nursery
17855 N. County Rd 2400E
Topeka, IL 61567
Phone: (309) 535-2185

Hours of Operation: M-F, 8am - 4pm

Nursery Ordering Information & Updates

Please read below if you are interested in ordering any plant material.

Bareroot Seedlings

  • Orders for bareroot seedlings start on February 1st at 8:00 a.m. and conclude in mid-May.  Bareroot seedlings are only offered in the Spring.  Click here to view a list of bareroot seedling species we grow.  Please note, seedlings we sell will vary from season to season due to many different factors.  View our ordering link during the above mentioned times for current availability.

Potted Plant Material and Seed Packets

  • Orders for potted trees, potted wildflowers, and pollinator seed packets start on September 1st at 8 a.m.  Orders can be picked up during regular business hours starting Monday, September 11th, with the final pick up date being Thursday, October 26th.  Potted trees are only offered in the Fall and are a very limited stock.

Ordering Guidelines

  • All of our plant material sales are first come, first served and aren't available to order until the above mentioned dates.

  • All plants must be ordered ahead of time on our website (see ordering link below) with a scheduled pick up date chosen.



**The IDNR Mason State Tree Nursery will make every effort to supply viable plant material that is true to name and size. After the plant material leaves the Nursery, we have no control over losses due to shipping, storage, handling/planting methods or weather.  Upon receipt of your order, please inspect your items. Should you have cause for concern, you will have 7 days to report problems to us from the date that the seedlings left the Nursery. After 7 days, we will assume no responsibility for damage to stock.  If there is a problem with the UPS shipment of the stock, the buyer must file damages or losses in shipping with the carrier.  Due to weather conditions, staffing, and budgets, species availability is subject to change at any time up until the time of pick up or shipment. While the Mason State Tree Nursery will make every attempt at providing the plant material listed, we have no control over the above listed factors and reserve the right to substitute, change, or cancel shipments up and until the scheduled pickup or shipment date.  Thank you.**

Bareroot Seedling price changes effective Spring 2023


  • $30 per bundle of 25
  • $65 per bundle of 100


  • $15 per bundle of 25
  • $45 per bundle of 100

Our Story

Mason State Tree Nursery is Illinois’ only state owned and operated tree nursery. We produce Native Illinois Eco-Type tree seedlings, prairie plants, and wildflower seed.

Mason State Tree Nursery is proud to be a Neonicotinoid-free Nursery.

Partners in Conservation:

Project Wingspan is a multi-year project by the Pollinator Partnership, who leads a coalition of partners in an effort to enhance land across the Midwest to support our imperiled pollinators. In collaboration with this effort, Mason State has partnered with Project Wingspan, cleaning the hand-collected seed from volunteers all over the state.

Want to get involved? Project Wingspan is looking for landowners within the agricultural community and volunteers who are committed to the conservation of the monarch, rusty patched bumble bee, and other Illinois pollinators to help with seed collection, habitat development and many more opportunities! 

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