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Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Volume 53, Number 1 (2008) Forest Tree Seedling Production in the Southern United States: The 2005-2006 Planting Season

Forest Tree Seedling Production in the Southern United States: The 2005-2006 Planting Season

McNabb, K. and Enebak, S. Tree Planters' Notes 53 (1):47-56. 2009.

This report summarizes nursery forest seedling production in the Southern United States for the 2005–2006 planting season. Seedling production is presented by nursery ownership class, seedling type (container or bareroot), and species grown. Survey data report 964,532,000 bareroot and 36,268,000 container-grown conifer seedlings for a total conifer production of 1,000,800,000. Total hardwood seedling production for the 12 States surveyed was 44,866,000, of which 38,816,000 were bareroot and 6,050,000, container grown. Total conifer and hardwood seedling production for the Southern United States in 2005–2006 was 1,045,666,000 seedlings. Seedling production and acres planted in 2004–2006 are compared with figures for the 1997–1998 planting seasons reported by the Forest Service for the region. Seedling production across the Southern United States is down 19 percent (254 million seedlings) from the 1997 planting season. It could be inferred from these figures that reforestation in the region has decreased correspondingly.

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Author(s): Ken McNabb, Scott A. Enebak

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 53, Number 1 (2008)

Volume: 53

Number: 1

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