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Home Publications National Nursery Proceedings 1978 Field trip notes: Davis Headquarters Nursery

Field trip notes: Davis Headquarters Nursery

The Davis Headquarters Nursery of the California Department of Forestry is located in Davis, California on Interstate Highway 80 about 10 miles west of Sacramento in the heart of the Great Valley of California. Capacity of the nursery is 800,000 plants. With the construction of another section of lath house in fall, 1978, or spring, 1979, capacity will increase to about 1,100,000. Species produced are: white fir; Douglas-fir; sugar, Scotch, ponderosa, bishop, Coulter, Brutia, and Monterey pine; coast and Sierra redwood; Arizona cypress; toyon; red bud; red gum, ironbark, manna, and dwarf blue gum eucalyptus; fremontia; and incense-cedar. Seedlings are grown as one year stock except for Scotch pine which is groan for two years. Propagation is entirely by direct seeding into containers. Containers are 1.5" x 1.5" x 6" in size (about 13 cu. in.). They are square, open bottom tubes made of 25 mil, black, high density polyethylene.

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Author(s): C. J. Eden

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 1978

Event: Nurseryman's conference and seed processing workshop
1978 - Eureka, CA