The voice of the tree: “I am the handle of your hoe, the door of your homestead, the wood of your cradle, the shell of your coffin...” –Unknown author

About Us

As of December 29, 2017 we have sold our business to Dorschner Farms LLC. We have enjoyed working with all of our customers for these many years and are looking forward to a little more time off in the future! Dave and Michelle Olsen

A Minnesota Certified Nursery Stock Grower, we at North Central Reforestation, Inc have been growing containerized tree seedlings since 1978. Our greenhouses are located in blustery west central Minnesota in the transition zone between forest and prairie so our trees grow up tough! We also provide bareroot stock from reputable wholesale growers to supplement our own stock.

Specialists in containerized tree seedlings for reforestation and conservation purposes, most of our species are native to north central United States: Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan. As a regional business, we are geared for this area of the country although some species may also be appropriate for other parts of the country.

About our Seedlings:
The seedlings we grow are “containerized seedlings” which are grown in containers in greenhouses. Before being shipped the tree seedlings are moved outside to shadehouses for a period of time to “harden off” or become acclimated to outdoor conditions. We do not ship trees without a hardening off process.

One of the advantages of these seedlings is that in addition to the normal spring planting season they can be planted throughout the summer and into early fall if moisture conditions are favorable.

Containers and Container Deposit:
We grow most of our containerized seedlings in Styrofoam blocks (Styroblocks). The sizes available are Styro 4A, 6, 10, 20 and 60 (very limitied quantities). The size refers to the approximate volume of the root cavity in cubic inches. Not all species are grown in all sizes. These lightweight containers measure 14” x 24”. The depth or height of the block varies according to the size of the root cavity. Since the Styroblocks are reusable, a container deposit of $5.50 is charged at the time they are taken. This deposit is refunded when the undamaged blocks are returned to us within one year. All other refunds are at our discretion.

Location and hours:
Normal hours are 8-5 M-F. We suggest calling first if you are making a special trip here, especially if not during the spring planting season.
Other times by appointment.
During spring planting season these hours are extended.
We are halfway between Fargo ND and St. Cloud MN off I-94.
Note: Beaver Lane (on the Google map) has been changed to Lundville Lane.


David & Michelle Olsen
10466 405th Avenue,
Evansville, MN 56326
Toll Free 877-702-5579
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We support the following
organizations through
our membership:

MNLA-Minnesota Nursery
and Landscape Association

Minnesota Grown

Pheasants Forever

Ducks Unlimited

American Forests

One of our favorite non-profits is Helps International

Forestry Association

Evansville Arts Coalition

Main Building Green House Side View Green Houses The Hill

You are welcome to stop anytime to pick up seedlings, see our facilities, place orders, etc. but we do recommend calling ahead to make sure we are open and and to get directions.

If coming from the south or west, use the Brandon or Ashby exit from I-94. Inspiration Peak near Urbank and Millerville is a good landmark for those coming from the north or east. We are in a very rural location on a gravel road. Don’t try to find us from Evansville unless you know the area well! Even though we have an Evansville address the gravel roads are very confusing and not always marked. Please call 218-747-2622 for an appointment.