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    Author(s): Jacqueline L. Fisher
    Date: 2002
    Source: In: Dumroese, R. K.; Riley, L. E.; Landis, T. D., technical coordinators. National proceedings: forest and conservation nursery associations-1999, 2000, and 2001. Proceedings RMRS-P-24. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 297-303
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Forest policy in the United Kingdom does not list timber production as a main objective, despite the fact that the country is heavily reliant on imports of timber products. The level of new conifer planting has been much reduced over the last ten years; timber prices are very low due to the high rate of sterling; competition from imports is high; devolution plus the recent impact of foot and mouth disease, cumulatively provide an uncertain future for British forestry.

    Production from British forest nurseries is directed towards commercial forestry, amenity and landscape, native broadleaf plantings, hedging and Christmas tree markets. Of the handful of larger wholesale nurseries that still remain, Maelor Nurseries Ltd is holding on to its position as one of the dominant nurseries in a much reduced and competitive industry.

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    Citation

    Fisher, Jacqueline L. 2002. Forest nursery production in the United Kingdom: Case study Maelor Nurseries Ltd. In: Dumroese, R. K.; Riley, L. E.; Landis, T. D., technical coordinators. National proceedings: forest and conservation nursery associations-1999, 2000, and 2001. Proceedings RMRS-P-24. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 297-303

    Keywords

    forest industry, nurseries, production, quality, Picea sitchensis, forest ownership

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