Bareroot Nursery Manager
Webster Forest Nursery – Tumwater
Want to join something GREAT and make a difference? Webster Forest Nursery was established in 1957 and has shipped over 886 million seedlings for reforestation in the Pacific Northwest. During the past 15 years we have made significant investments in facilities and equipment, now we would like to make a significant investment in hiring a new Bareroot Nursery Manager. This is your opportunity to be part of a great tradition and help us to reach 1 billion seedlings and beyond.
Webster Forest Nursery has 270 acres, of that total, 150 acres are tillable fields. Each year there are 60 acres in crops producing 12 million forest seedlings. Of the 12 million seedlings, 8 million are shipped to customers and the rest are transplanted back into the nursery to produce a two year old 1+1 or P+1 stock type. Seedlings are grown for the Department of Natural Resources, which reforests approximately 14,000 acres of state land annually; for contract forestry customers; and on a speculative basis for non-industrial private landowners. The Bareroot Nursery Manager will be responsible for growing the crop (sowing seed and prescribing irrigation, fertilization and pesticide regimes); scheduling lifting, packing and shipping; and supervising seven permanent employees, sixteen non-permanent seasonal employees, and a large pool of contract farm laborers. Previous nursery experience is required, this is not an entry level position.