Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R2003-256

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Printing of a Manual for Growing and Using Native Plant Seed for the Revegetation of Roadsides and Degraded Forest Sites.

Author(s): Burton, Phil (Symbios Research and Restoration)
Subject: Agriculture, Ecology, Extension, Forestry
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program


This project collates information garnered from 7 years of research, production and field trials funded by the FRBC Research and Terrestrial Ecological Restoration Programs. The manual consists of three major sections: (1) growing native plants in cultivation; (2) using native plants in revegetating degraded forest sites; and (3) individual species treatments for 31 species native to the northern Interior of B.C. Topics of use to growers are site selection and preparation, stand establishment and maintenance, harvesting, threshing and cleaning. Topics of use to revegetation specialists include site preparation, soil amendments and mulches, designing a seeding prescription, sowing and monitoring. Individual species treatments include a colour map of the documented and expected range for each species, colour habit photographs, a general description of the plant's appearance, growth form and site preferences, detailed measurements and photographs of seeds, techniques for seed production, harvesting and processing, considerations for use in revegetation, and other uses.

For further information, please contact Phil Burton, Symbios Research and Restoration (

Updated September 08, 2005 

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