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National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations-2007

Publications Posted on: January 21, 2009
These proceedings are a compilation of the papers that were presented at the regional meetings of the forest and conservation nursery associations in the United States and Canada in 2007. The Northeastern Forest and Conservation Nursery Association meeting was held July 16 to 19 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. The meeting was hosted by the New Hampshire State Forest Nursery.

Design and layout of a small commercial greenhouse operation

Publications Posted on: November 06, 2008
This information sheet outlines the major requirements and factors that should be considered by someone contemplating starting a small greenhouse operation for the production of tree seedlings, nursery stock, perennials, herbs or other specialized crops. It can also be used when planning an expansion of an existing business.

Forest nurseries in Venezuela: Current efforts and future perspectives

Publications Posted on: November 06, 2008
Current production of forest seedlings in Venezuela totals more than 100 million plants per year. There are four large nurseries that account for more than 75% of the total production with several hundred small nurseries that account for the remainder. Major species used are pines, eucalyptus, mahogany, and numerous other native tree species.

Use of a beneficial strain of Trichoderma to protect Pinus sylvestris seedlings

Publications Posted on: November 06, 2008
In forest nursery practice, the mechanism of phytopathogen suppression by soil saprophytes is used to protect seedlings against root rot. An important stage is the formation and maintenance of a microbial association which will provide extended inhibition of phytopathogen development and growth of healthy seedlings.

Propagating native plants at the National Tropical Botanical Garden

Publications Posted on: November 06, 2008
Hawaii has the dubious distinction of being the extinction capital of the United States with close to 30 percent of native plant species listed as endangered. The National Tropical Botanical Garden has been a leader in efforts to propagate and conserve native Hawaiian plants with close to 800 species collected for ex situ conservation since 1990.

A tour of forest nurseries in the Pacific Islands of Micronesia and American Samoa

Publications Posted on: November 06, 2008
Forestry programs in the American-affiliated islands of Micronesia and American Samoa are relatively young, compared to those of mainland states. American Samoa and Guam have been American Flag Territories since 1899, but neither had a forestry program before 1970. American Samoa had no forestry program until 1987.

The Federal Forest Stewardship Program and its implications for sustainable forestry on private forest ownerships in the United States

Publications Posted on: November 06, 2008
A 72 percent response rate was achieved in 1998 and 1999 national survey of 1,238 participants in the USDA Forest Service's Forest Stewardship Program, under which 130,000 individual multiple resource plans encompassing 16.5 million acres (6.5 million ha) of privately owned forest lands in the United States had been completed.

Nursery practices in Sweden

Publications Posted on: November 06, 2008
This paper presents containerized forest nursery practices in Sweden. Containerized stock was introduced some 30 years ago in Swedish forestry. Since then, the use of this stock has been successively increased at the expense of bare-root stock. Last year, approximately 400 million containerized and 30 million bare-root seedlings were produced in Sweden.

Propagating hardwood seedlings in Louisiana

Publications Posted on: November 06, 2008
Demand for hardwood tree seedlings is currently at an all time high.

Native plant propagation and habitat restoration at Hakalau Forest National Wildlie Refuge, Hawaii

Publications Posted on: November 06, 2008
Hakalau Forest NWR was established in 1985 under the authority of the Endangered Species Act to preserve and protect five species of endangered forest birds and their rain forest habitat. While most of the 32,730 acre refuge is closed canopy forest, over one hundred years of cattle grazing, logging and burning have convened about 5,000 acres (2,023 ha) of upper elevation forest into open woodland and pasture dominated by introduced grasses.