The N.C. Forest Service's Claridge Nursery is located at the Goldsboro Forest Center, which is also home to the agency's Tree Improvement Program and an insect and disease control station. The nursery has been in operation since 1954 and has produced over one billion tree seedlings for the citizens of North Carolina.
Claridge is the largest of the NCFS nurseries, producing over 50 different species annually of conifers and hardwoods in both bare root and containerized form. It also serves as the statewide hub for seedling distribution.
The Claridge Nursery is located near Goldsboro on Claridge Nursery Road, immediately adjacent to US Highway 70 and the Little River.