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PRT Summit

PRT Summit is located in the Bulkley Valley in the sub-boreal spruce zone in north-central BC. The nursery grows coastal and interior species for spring, summer and fall planting, including amabilis and subalpine fir, interior and Sitka spruce, lodgepole pine, western hemlock, and western red cedar. The nursery offers a full range of standard seedling products and related nursery services, including:

  • 1+0 and 2+0 container seedlings
  • Nutri-plug™ seedlings (contains controlled-release fertilizer)
  • Brush Buster™ seedlings

Specialty products
This nursery specializes in the following products:

  • Seedlings for summer planting. We offer custom-growing programs that provide reliable, well-conditioned seedlings for summer planting.
  • 2+0 container seedlings. With a climate ideally suited to the production of 2+0 seedlings, this nursery produces well-conditioned, robust plants. These seedlings provide excellent value and are well-suited for sites subject to vegetative competition and/or snow press. They are typically used for summer planting on productive sites where moisture is not limiting, but can also be used for spring planting if grown in large containers. We also offer 2+0 seedlings grown at other PRT nurseries that have favorable climates for overwintering.
  • Difficult-to-grow species. We have developed expertise in growing quality crops of difficult-to-grow species such as true fir (Abies amabilis and A. lasiocarpa).

Location

Telkwa, BC

Climate

Plant hardiness zone 2b

Size

8 ha (20 acres)

Annual capacity

7 million 1+0 and 2+0 seedlings 

Directions and Maps

PRT Summit is in Telkwa, 13 km (8 miles) southeast of Smithers in central BC, providing easy access by road or ferry to northwestern BC and Alaska. For customers travelling by air, fly into Smithers and rent a vehicle at the airport (or call ahead and we’ll pick you up). Travelling from Smithers, take Hwy 16 east to Telkwa. Turn right (south) at the traffic light and take the bridge over the Bulkley River onto Coalmine Road. Follow Coalmine Road about 2.5 km to Skillhorn Road. Turn left onto Skillhorn and PRT Summit will be within sight.