DLNR / DOFAW State Tree Nursery
We are a state run facility that is part of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife. The State Tree Nursery exists to provide high quality native, endangered and windbreak trees and plants for both the public and DLNR-state sponsored out-plantings and reforestation projects.
What We Offer:
We propagate many different species of native plants, some endangered species, and numerous trees for windbreak purposes, most windbreak trees are non-native and are sold in dibble tubes or small pots when the trees are approximately 1.5′ – 2.5′ tall. Natives and endangered plants are sold in various container sizes (Contact us for availability and ordering info).
Windbreaks And Distribution Trees – click to view species list
We are located on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, at 66-1220A Lalamilo Rd. Kamuela HI 96743
Information on Ordering Tree Seedlings
Pricing for Personal / Public Orders:
All distribution seedlings are grown in Small or large dibble tubes, and are priced as follows:
- $2.00 per seedling for the Small dibble tube, with a minimum order of 15 trees per species
- $4.00 per seedling for the Medium dibble tube, with a minimum order of 10 trees per species
- $6.00 per seedling for the 3” pot, with a minimum order of 5 trees per species
Pricing for Commercial Orders
(purchasing seedlings for resale at any time):
When seedlings are purchased for resale the prices are doubled. The cost for commercial orders is as follows:
- $4.00 per seedling for the Small dibble tube, with a minimum order of 15 trees per species
- $8.00 per seedling for the Medium dibble tube, with a minimum order of 10 trees per species
- $12.00 per seedling for the 3” pot, with a minimum order of 5 trees per species
To order tree seedlings on the Big Island, please call the Hilo DOFAW office at (808) 974-4221, or the Kamuela DOFAW office at (808) 887-6061.
Seedling orders will be placed on a list according to when they are received. Distribution is conducted once a month, prior to the distribution date, the State Tree Nursery office will notify customers by mail, phone, or email to schedule payment and seedling pick up dates, times and location (Hilo or Kamuela DOFAW office).
Your order must be paid for and picked up on the specified time and dates arranged, or the order will be CANCELLED, and all payments will be FORFEITED.
The DLNR / DOFAW State Tree Nursery also grows a wide variety of both native and endangered plants that are available for sale in larger container sizes; please call the State Tree Nursery Office at (808) 887-6061 for information on species availability, container size, pricing, or to make an appointment to visit our nursery.
Elsewhere in the State of Hawai‘i:
To order tree seedlings from other islands in the State of Hawai‘i please contact your local DOFAW office. The DLNR/DOFAW State Tree Nursery does not ship seedlings off-island due to Rapid ‘Ohi‘a Death (ROD) and other invasive species concerns.
DOFAW Office, 2135 Makiki Heights Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 973-9778 / Fax: (808) 973-9781
DOFAW Office, 1955 Main St. Rm 301, Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: (808) 984-8100 / Fax: (808) 984-8111
DOFAW Office, 3060 Eiwa Street, Rm. 306, Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 274-3433 / Fax: (808) 274-3438
*Customers on Moloka‘i and Lana‘i should call the Maui office to order seedlings.