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Seed Orchards

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
Ramets
Orchard Size Potential Seedlings Target Seed Production
Kg
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 dan.livingston@prt.com

Harvesting Lodgepole Pine cones and seed for use in the Thompson Okanagan area from a seed orchard operated by PRT Growing Services Ltd.