All stock for orders has been lifted, processed/packaged and are in coolers at Vallonia or Jasper Pulaski tree nurseries awaiting pickup. All postcards at Vallonia have been sent out informing customers that their order is ready for pickup at their convenience. Jasper-Pulaski customers are also receiving their postcards as normal.
Once landowners receive their postcard, they can come to the nursery to pick up their trees during normal business hours – Monday through Friday from 8-4 Eastern (7-3 Central).
If customers have an order of more than 1,000 trees or want after-hours pickup, they should call ahead to schedule. Otherwise, they can come anytime and pick up their trees. Orders can be left out on the dock for after-hours pickup if requested by the customer.
Customers have plenty of time to pick up their order so no need to come immediately, in case travel guidelines change for the better into late April.
For the safety of customers and DNR staff the following precautions have been implemented for tree order pickup during Covid-19:
- Upon arrival, customer will check in at shipping office individually, one customer at a time.
- After check in, each customer will be directed to where trees will be loaded in vehicle.
- As trees are being loaded by nursery personnel we will ask that all customers remain in their vehicles to adhere to social distancing.
- This will assist with reducing exposure to all customers as well as nursery personnel.
Questions to Vallonia Nursery: Call 812-358-3621 or email ValloniaNursery@dnr.IN.gov
Questions to JP Nursery: Call 219-843-4827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Hawkins, Nursery Supervisor, Vallonia State Tree Nursery
James Potthoff, District Forester/Property Manager, Jasper-Pulaski State Tree Nursery