Forest Nursery

Forest Nursery


(1) A production unit that grows planting stock (seedlings and saplings) of forest trees and shrubs.

(2) An area or place where forest seedlings are grown. There are forest, forest-improvement, and landscape nurseries. In addition, nurseries are categorized as small (up to 3 hectares [ha]), medium (3–20 ha), and large (more than 20 ha).

Temporary forest nurseries are created for one-time or repeated (up to five years) growing of planting stock. Usually part of forestry farms (leskhozy) and logging and timber distribution establishments (lespromkhozy), they occupy small areas and are located near the site where a forest is to be planted. Permanent forest nurseries, which are intended for long-term use, are independent enterprises. Level plots or plots sloping no more than 3 are selected for forest nurseries. In the forest and forest-steppe zones they have western and southwestern exposures, and in the steppe zone, western, northwestern, and northeastern exposures. In arid regions permanent forest nurseries are located near bodies of water. Closed basins and depressions and plots less than 20 m from the edge of a forest are unsuitable for forest nurseries. The soils must be coarse and sufficiently fertile.

Permanent forest nurseries consist of several sections. Valuable ornamental plants and industrial tree and shrub species are set out in the stock section. There may also be an orchard, berry patches, vineyards, and poplar and willow groves. Grafting material, cuttings, and seeds are kept in this section. Collections of new and valuable species and forms of trees and shrubs are kept in the dendrological section.


Lisin, S. S. Lesnye pitomniki. Moscow, 1961.


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Removal of five Conifers and three Sycamore trees at the Enchanted Forest Nursery, Erskine Hospital.
It is worth noting that a forest nursery benefits the small farmer because production costs are low and it is a profitable business if it is well planned.
Junaid said that during ongoing second phase of the project, 9600 farmers would be trained in nursery-raising and seed collection for private forest nursery owners under the agreement with Forest Department.
3 million mechanized and modern forest nursery center in Bislig City, aiming to help in the wide and massive tree-planting activities in various parts in the region.
The Woodland Trust saplings will take root in Marion Way Park and a forest nursery.
The forest nursery industry in the western United States produces tree seedlings that are primarily used for reforestation.
The given project will support creation of the research center for forest seeds and forest pest monitoring in Frunze and Jalal-Abad forestries and modernization of the forest nursery in Issyk-Ata village.
Most of the trees will be conifers grown at the Delamere Forest nursery, Cheshire.
The latest Tees Forest scheme is aimed at preserving native woodland and community groups and school children are invited to collect seeds from a variety of trees in their towns and villages, which can then be sent to the North East Community Forest Nursery on the A689 at West Butterwick.
The quake caused a 20-meter stretch of a concrete wall at a forest nursery in the village of Nishihara, Kumamoto Prefecture, to collapse and dent three cars parked nearby.
1991 on forests (consolidated text: Journal of laws of 2017, Item 788, As amended) - hereinafter: "law on forests") covering works in the field of forest breeding and protection , Fire protection, Harvesting and skidding, Forest seeding, Selection of forest trees, Forest nursery, Afforestation and maintenance of forest infrastructure to be carried out in the olesnica forest district in 2018.
President Kurman Bakiev ordered the Director of the State Agency for Forestry at the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to consider pay increase for forest workers during his visit to the forest nursery of Aksu forestry, reported presidentCOs press office.