A White Pine Seed Orchard Layout

In spring 1961, the State of New York Conservation Department and the College of Forestry at Syracuse University established the first white pine (Pinus strobus ) seed orchard in New York, at Gick Road, three miles northeast of Saratoga Springs, as part of a larger clonal seed-orchard program under way since spring 1960. This seed or chard program is a cooperative project between the two above mentioned agencies as reported in last year's Proceedings (2). The College of Forestry is responsible for the selection of suitable trees, their vegetative propagation by means of grafting and the preparation of planting plans. The Conservation Department, in close contact with the College, provides planting areas, does the outplanting of the grafts and is responsible for the management of the orchards.


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Author(s): Clyde M. Hunt

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Northeastern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1961

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