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Knowing the type of timber market to sell to in 10-20 years is the first step in determining what to plant.

Know the soil series that comprises the land base to identify a soils potential to supply water and nutrients necessary for tree growth. Also identify soil limitations that must be improved during site preparation.

When choosing a seedling, consider the climate zone where the seedling will be planted. The main weather elements that drive tree growth are: rainfall, temperature, frost-free days, & length of growing season.

Silvics refers to the know-how in managing the site of a given tree species.

Improved genetic seedlings are the result of more than fifty years of breeding, testing and parent selection that targets: improved growth, straightness, fusiform rust resistance and reduced forking.

For more infomation please call and talk with one of our staff, Wayne Bell or Chris Johnston. 800-633-4506

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