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Selecting and Buying Quality Seedlings

Discusses how to select trees adapted for long-term growth under your local conditions and how to choose nursery stock that has a high probability of surviving and showing good initial growth. Focuses on trees suitable for long-term timber production in Oregon. Covers seed zones and elevation, exotic trees, available stock types, and matching stock to site. Provides tips on selecting a nursery, determining when to plant, and ordering and purchasing quality seedlings. Includes tree-seed zone maps of both Oregon and Washington, performance ratings for various tree species in western, southwestern and eastern Oregon, and a checklist for the entire process from selecting a nursery to picking up seedlings.

EC 1196    Revised October 1993    12 pages
May 2014