About Us

West Texas Nursery has been producing high-quality, affordable tree and shrub seedlings for over 40 years. Opened in 1978, it is currently the only Texas A&M Forest Service seedling nursery. Seedlings produced and sold annually range from pines and other evergreens for West Texas windbreaks to hardwoods, like oak and pecan, suitable for wildlife and conservation plantings in many parts of the state.

Situated on 53 acres near Lubbock in the Texas Panhandle, West Texas Nursery greenhouses produce upwards of 80,000 containers seedlings each year, while the outdoor planting fields are well-suited for producing many additional bareroot seedlings.

West Texas Nursery also supports conservation and restoration efforts across the state through custom contract growing. This allows communities, non-profits and restoration project managers to plant native tree and shrub seedlings that maintain desired genetics by using source-specific plant materials and are available to be planted at the proper time.

Texas A&M Forest Service, which owns and operates West Texas Nursery, is the premier state forestry agency in the nation. Since its creation in 1915, the agency has been working to conserve and protect trees, natural resources and lands of the Lone Star State through technical assistance to landowners and by responding to a range of all-hazard incidents.
Greenhouse in the background with office building, second greenhouse and 1980's car in the foreground. Sign identifies as Texas Forest Service West Texas Headquarters Texas A&M University System.
West Texas Nursery facilities circa 1984

From our Customers:

“When the wind is blowing real hard or it snows, from the highway you can see how the windbreak protects the farm. I’ve been very, very pleased with the assistance and trees I’ve gotten from the Texas A&M Forest Service.” - Bob Hirsch, former ag teacher

“I feel like being responsible for the land is something I am passing along to my kids just like my dad did for me. He planted a windbreak when I was young and still enjoys it today. I planted mine to mark my property boundary and for aesthetic reasons.” - Roy Hendley, rural property owner