This proceedings is a compilation of 30 papers that were presented at the regional meetings of the Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations in the United States in 2004. The joint meeting of the Southern Forest Nursery Association and the Northeastern Forest and Conservation Nursery Association occurred July 12 to 15 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. The meeting was hosted by the South Carolina Forestry Commission, Taylor Nursery. In addition to technical sessions, tours of the Baucom Containerized Nursery and Mead/Westvaco Nursery were included. The Western Forest and Conservation Nursery Association meeting was held at the Red Lion Inn in Medford, Oregon, July 26 to 29. The meeting was hosted by the USDA Forest Service, J Herbert Stone Nursery. Morning technical sessions were followed by field trips to the J Herbert Stone Nursery and to restoration outplantings on the Timbered Rock Fire of 2002 in southern Oregon. Subject matter for both sessions included nursery history, conifer and hardwood nursery culturing, greenhouse management, fertilization, pest management, restoration, and native species propagation.
Individual papers from this publication