Seed Collection

Our clients are not always able to provide the seed and vegetative propagules from appropriate sources to grow the stock they require.  Boreal Horticultural Services has extensive experience in procuring and collecting the material needed to grow native tree and shrub reforestation seedlings for deployment throughout Alberta.  We maintain a comprehensive seed inventory for most species native to Northeastern Alberta that are commonly deployed on reforestation sites. We can provide […]

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Stock & Growing Schedules

Growing Schedules Reclamation seedlings can be grown for either spring dormant delivery (early May to mid-June) or summer hotlift delivery (late June to mid-September). Conifer seedlings can be planted in spring or summer. Deciduous seedlings are best planted in the spring as a dormant seedling when there are no leaves present, outside temperatures are moderate and there is less concern about water loss. Alternatively, deciduous seedlings can be planted in […]

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Seed Movement & Zones

The Alberta Forest Genetic Resource Management and Conservation Standards (Dec 2016) apply to all material intended for deployment on Alberta’s Green Area. The standards address material collection, handling, registration and storage in addition to the deployment of materials on the Green Area. Typically, the re-vegetation of oilfield sites primarily deals with the collection and deployment of wild material for normal reforestation activities (Stream 1). Seed Zones Alberta has been divided […]

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