One billion trees: State nurseries work to help with federal reforestation goals

“Right here, there’s about 30,000 to 40,000 seedlings in production,” Matt McCombs, director of the Colorado State Forest Service, said as he walked around the Colorado State Forest Service’s tree nursery. “We’re one of the few states left in the intermountain West that has a functioning state nursery.” From seed to being planted in the ground, this operation plays a vital role in reforestation efforts on public, private, and state lands.