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PRT Quesnel

PRT Quesnel grows predominantly interior spruce, lodgepole pine, interior Douglas-fir and white pine. The facilities consist of 27 free standing greenhouses and an energy efficient gutter-connected greenhouse consisting of 39 bays. The site has 155,520 square feet of blackout area, of which the entire area can be blacked out at once, or in sections as small as 12,960 square feet. PRT Quesnel also has sufficient cold storage facilities to be able to store 70,000 cartons over winter. PRT Quesnel has a partnership with West Fraser's Quesnel River Pulp facility, whereby the nursery utilizes effluent from the pulp mill to generate heat for approximately 60% of the gutter-connected greenhouse. The effluent heat system is able to maintain a greenhouse temperature of 22C, even if outside temperatures drop to -20C. The system enables the nursery to use clean energy to produce seedlings by minimizing CO2 emissions. The nursery offers a full range of standard seedling products and related nursery services, including:

  • 1+0 container seedlings and specializes in the following products:
  • Seedlings for summer planting. We offer custom-growing programs that provide reliable, well-conditioned seedlings for summer planting.

Location 

Quesnel, BC

Climate

Plant hardiness zone 3

Size

30ha (75 acres)

Annual capacity 

18 million green-house grown 1+0 container seedlings

Directions and Maps 

PRT Quesnel is located in the BC central interior, which is in teh heart of hte forest industry. The nursery's central location, directly on highway 97 provides good access to all parts of BC and Alberta.