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To supply people who grow forest and conservation seedlings with the very latest technical information.


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  • Forest Nursery Notes

    Forest Nursery Notes (FNN) is a nursery news and literature service that is distributed free of charge to over 1,200 cooperators in the United States, Canada, and other foreign countries.

  • National Nursery Proceedings

    Search by keyword or browse by year and event. Either way, you can access hundreds of proceedings articles from 1949 to present.

  • Tree Planters' Notes

    This publication is dedicated to technology transfer and publication of research information relating to nursery production and outplanting of trees, shrubs, and native plants for reforestation, conservation, and restoration.

  • The Container Tree Nursery Manual

    This seven volume set provides a comprehensive overview of topics concerning the production of tree and woody shrub seedlings in containers.

  • The Woody Plant Seed Manual

    General principles such as seed biology, harvesting, storage, testing as well as nursery practices.

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