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Tree planting in Haiti: How to plant and care for your nursery grown seedlings

Publications Posted on: July 20, 2017
Seedlings need the right amounts of sunlight, water and nutrients to live and grow into healthy trees. Different types of trees have different requirements, so seedlings will need planting sites that meet all of their requirements. For example, pine trees need full sun, a moderate amount of water and a certain combination of nutrients to grow into healthy trees.

Forest Research Nursery Waste Water Management Plan, Integrated Pest Management Plan, and pesticide safety

Publications Posted on: August 23, 2016
The University of Idaho Forest Research Nursery was established in 1909 to grow bareroot (field-grown) tree and shrub seedlings for conservation. In 1982, the bareroot production was phased out and replaced by growing seedlings in containers in greenhouses. The nursery emphasizes teaching, research and service.

Meeting forest restoration challenges: Using the Target Plant Concept

Publications Posted on: June 21, 2016
Meeting forest restoration challenges relies on successful establishment of plant materials (e.g., seeds, cuttings, rooted cuttings, or seedlings, etc.; hereafter simply "seedlings"). The Target Plant Concept (TPC) provides a flexible framework that nursery managers and their clients can use to improve the survival and growth of these seedlings.

Forest Service teaches tribes how to cultivate culturally significant plants

Science Spotlights Posted on: January 29, 2016
The Forest Service’s Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetic Resources Team provides an important forum for Native American tribes to network regarding native plant production and restoration. Team leaders have worked with nearly 80 tribes and one-on-one with more than 500 tribal members across the United States and Canada, teaching them how best to propagate culturally significant plants for their own uses.

Mosaic stunting in bareroot Pinus banksiana seedlings is unrelated to colonization by mycorrhizal fungi

Publications Posted on: September 30, 2014
Mosaic stunting, the occurrence of random patches of chlorotic seedlings with reduced shoot and diameter growth amidst more robust cohorts within bareroot nurseries, is classically associated with poor colonization by mycorrhizal fungi. We examined possible relationships among soil fertility, mycorrhizas, and random patches of mosaic stunting in bareroot Pinus banksiana Lamb. and suggest this paradigm is not universal.

Tropical Nursery Manual: A guide to starting and operating a nursery for native and traditional plants

Publications Posted on: August 28, 2014
This handbook was written for anyone endeavoring to start and operate a nursery for native and traditional plants in the tropics. Because the tropics cover a vast area of the world, however, the scope of the handbook is geared toward readers in the U.S. affiliated tropics. Specifically, the U.S.

Phytosanitation: A systematic approach to disease prevention

Publications Posted on: March 24, 2014
Phytosanitation is not a new concept but has received renewed attention due to the increasing threat of nursery spread Phytophthora ramorum (PRAM), the fungus-like pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death. This disease has the potental to become the most serious forest pest since white pine blister rust and chestnut blight. Phytosanitation can help prevent the spread of this and other pathogens to or from nursery operations.

Lengthened cold stratification improves bulk whitebark pine germination

Publications Posted on: March 24, 2014
Crucial to the restoration of whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) ecosystems is the ability of forest managers to locate, propagate, and reintroduce viable, disease-resistant populations to these jeopardized systems. Currently, one of the most limiting steps in this process is the slow, labor-in - tensive, and expensive process of producing whitebark seedlings at forest nurseries.

Raising native plants in nurseries: basic concepts

Publications Posted on: May 30, 2012
Growing native plants can be fun, challenging, and rewarding. This booklet, particularly the first chapter that introduces important concepts, is for the novice who wants to start growing native plants as a hobby; however, it can also be helpful to someone with a bit more experience who is wondering about starting a nursery. The second chapter provides basic information about collecting, processing, storing, and treating seeds.

The target plant concept-a history and brief overview

Publications Posted on: February 24, 2012
The target plant concept originated with morphological classification of conifer nursery stock in the 1930s, and the concept was enhanced through physiological research and seedling testing towards the end of the century.

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