Propagating Plant Materials for the Hopi Reservation, Arizona
The USDA Forest Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Hopi Tribe Office of Range Management are collaborating on a plant materials project for Hopi wetland and riparian areas. The objective of the project is to generate seedlings rather than rooted cuttings of native willows, cottonwoods, and aspen to restore and maintain the genetic diversity of the isolated wetland and riparian populations. In addition to their value in ecological restoration, these plants also hold cultural significance to the Hopi Tribe. Plant materials were collected on the Hopi Reservation for propagation and generation of seeds and seedlings at the NRCS Plant Materials Center in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Major species collected include cottonwood (Populus fremontii and P. acuminata), aspen (Populus tremuloides), and willows (Salix gooddingii, S. exigua, and S. lutea).
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Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 2003
Western Forest and Conservation Nursery Association Meeting
2003 - Coeur d"Alene, ID