Conveniently located for our southern BC customers, the PRT Armstrong Nursery is home to six seed orchards: five Lodgepole Pine and one Douglas-fir. Seed collected from these orchards is registered in SPAR and made available to forest industry customers for use in their reforestation programs.
The orchards are jointly owned by either PRT and Select Seed Company or PRT and the BC Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
The six seed orchards at PRT Armstrong are listed below:
|Seed Orchard #||Species||Seed Planning Zone||Min – Max Elevations||Genetic Worth||Orchard Size
|Orchard Size Potential Seedlings||Target Seed Production|
|308||Pli||TO, TON||700 - 1600||6||1321||2.0 million||9.9|
|311||Pli||TO, TON||700 - 1600||17||1047||1.5 million||7.9|
|313||Pli||NE, PGN, TON||700 - 1600||16||1132||1.8 million||8.9|
|337||Pli||NE, PGN, TON||700 - 1600||15||997||1.5 million||7.5|
|338||Pli||TO, TON||700 - 1600||17||4796||7.1 million||36.1|
|321||Fdi||NE, QLN||400 - 1200||29||2187||3.7 million||81.0|
Seed Orchard Personal:
PRT Armstrong Nursery Manager – Chris Mostyn
250-546-6713, ext 227 or chris.mostyn@PRT.com
PRT Armstrong Operations Superintendent – Mike Brown
250-546-6713, ext 228 or mike.brown@PRT.com
For Seed Sales:
For pricing and seed availability, contact Dan Livingston at 250-229-5353, ext 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Harvesting Lodgepole Pine cones and seed for use in the Thompson Okanagan area from a seed orchard operated by PRT Growing Services Ltd.