PRT Beaverlodge offers custom-growing programs that provide well-conditioned seedlings for summer and spring planting. The nursery operates a cold storage facility with capacity for approximately four million seedlings for spring planting and a custom thawing area that helps to improve plantation establishment. Primary products include:
- 1+0 container-grown interior spruce and lodgepole pine seedlings
- Nutri-plug™ seedlings (contains controlled-release fertilizer)
- 2+0 stock types. Grown at PRT’s southern nurseries at Nelson and Campbell River, BC, the seedlings are produced under favorable climatic conditions to minimize over-wintering risks. These well-conditioned, robust and well-balanced seedlings offer excellent value for various site conditions. 2+0 seedlings are typically planted in mid-July when field moisture is at its best and seedlings are fully acclimated with maximum diameter growth and root growth potential. Large container-grown seedlings, which reach the free-to-grow stage faster, are available for difficult sites.
Boreal coniferous zone (North West Boreal 8), plant hardiness zone 3b (2a)
39 ha (96 acres)
11 million container-grown seedlings
Directions and maps
PRT Beaverlodge is located 45 km (28 miles) west of Grande Prairie, AB, and 500 km (312 miles) northwest of Edmonton, at the junction of Highway 43 and Township Road 720. Connections by air are via Grande Prairie or Dawson Creek, BC, which is 100 km (60 miles) northwest of Beaverlodge.