Tree Nurseries – Native Provenance Planting Material

Native tree nurseries play a vital role in the conservation and restoration efforts of Ireland's native woodlands. These nurseries serve as essential hubs for cultivating native tree species, fostering growth, and ultimately enriching the natural heritage of Ireland for generations to come. As an integral part of Woodlands of Ireland's broader mission, these nurseries contribute significantly to the promotion and preservation of the country's unique biodiversity.

(Photo - None So Hardy Nursery, July 2023)

We have compiled a non exhaustive, non ranked list of tree nurseries on the island of Ireland that supply indigenous native stock. These businesses provide native provenance planting material for public and private use as well as programmes like the NWS "Native Woodland Scheme" and ACRES "Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme".

If you grow native trees/hedging and would like to be added to this list please email with your details. We will soon have more blogs and links to discover more about native tree seed collection as well as how to obtain a seed collection permit.

Native Irish Tree Nurseries

Since its inception in 1998, Woodlands of Ireland, a not-for-profit organization, has been committed to enhancing public awareness and cultural diversity through native woodlands. The establishment and operation of native tree nurseries align seamlessly with the organization's key objectives, which encompass policy advocacy, training, community partnerships, and technical expertise. Woodlands of Ireland organise Technical Advisory Panel groups on various topics connected to native woodland in Ireland. Our TAP group on Seed Collection and Sustainable Plant Production meets to discuss issues that arise nationwide. If you would like to get involved in Woodlands of Ireland activities or join a TAP group, please get in contact by email


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