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Home Publications National Nursery Proceedings 2003 Panel Discussion: Tree Seed Collection and Direct Seeding in Illinois

Panel Discussion: Tree Seed Collection and Direct Seeding in Illinois

The Nature Conservancy in southern Illinois has used direct seeding for forest regeneration since 1989. The Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD) held its first direct seeding workshop in 1996. It was in the fall of 1998, however, that Illinois conservationists began to consider direct seeding as a way to accelerate reforestation of riparian buffers. In early 1999, the Forestry Committee of the AISWCD formed a 4-person Direct Seeding Subcommittee. Based on 5 years of work, this subcommittee has published the 150-page Illinois Direct Seeding Handbook, conducted 10 workshops and field trips, and distributed seed collection equipment to a 25-county network of SWCDs.

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Author(s): Tom Ward

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 2003

Event: Northeastern Forest and Conservation Nursery Association
2003 - Springfield, IL