The first step in growing reforestation stock for Alberta’s Green Zone is sourcing seed or vegetative material that meets the requirements of Alberta Forest Genetic Resource Management and Conservation Standards Manual (August, 2009). For conifer species typically planted by Alberta’s forest industry, seed can often to be sourced. However, for many deciduous tree and shrub species, seed or vegetative material may need to be collected before reforestation stock can be grown. The timing of seed collection will then need to be built into the reforestation plan.
Since many of Boreal Horticultural Services’ clients operate in seed zone CM3.1, we maintain a supply of seed for all of the tree species and many shrubs found within this zone.