West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 State Tree Nursery Selling Seedlings

WEST COLUMBIA, W.Va. – Whether you want 25 tree seedlings or 2,500, Clements State Tree Nursery is ready to fill your order. The West Virginia Division of Forestry’s tree nursery is accepting orders for the 2012-2013 planting season. This year’s inventory includes four different evergreens – white pine, Virginia pine, Scotch pine and Norway spruce – in addition to 20 leafy (deciduous) species. Among the deciduous seedlings are native hardwoods like white, red and chestnut oaks, tulip poplar and sycamore. A special offering of the “French Thank You” is available this year as well.

Although the nursery typically raises species native to West Virginia, it makes an exception for the French Thank You oak. The tree is actually an English oak, but goes by a different name at the nursery due to its interesting background. After World War II, French citizens loaded 49 boxcars with a variety of items and sent them to the United States in appreciation for the nation’s efforts during World War II. One boxcar was assigned to each state and the District of Columbia; within West Virginia’s boxcar were small English oak transplant trees and acorns. Those trees and acorns in turn were transferred to the state’s tree nursery, where they are still grown today.

Other species available this year include black walnut, American and Chinese chestnuts, black cherry, American plum and redbud. An additional 10 species, including flowering shrubs, are available in limited quantities. Call the nursery at 304-675-1820 for species information and availability.

Prices range from 20 cents per tree to $1 per tree, depending on the number of seedlings ordered, with the exception of American chestnut, which is $3 and $2 per tree depending on quantity ordered. There is a 20 percent discount offered on orders of 5,000 or more.

Order online at www.wvcommerce.org/ClementsNursery, print your order form and mail to the nursery at 624 Forestry Drive, West Columbia, WV 25287, or call 304-675-1820 to place your order.

For electronic order form and catalog, visit the Division of Forestry’s website at www.wvforestry.com.

Contact Information

Jason Huffman, Nursery Superintendent