Silviculture Practices Branch

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A special gift

Author(s) or contact(s): A. Spalding
Source: Silviculture Practices Branch
Subject: Forestry General
Series: Silviculture
Other details:  Published 1995. Hardcopy is available.


A Special Gift booklet is used to teach young children how to start growing Douglas-fir trees from seeds.

This illustrated children’s book follows the story of Jamie who visits the forest with his father, to find a special gift - a Douglas fir cone. The story gives directions on how to find, plant, and successfully germinate a Douglas fir seed, and also illustrates the life cycle of a tree.

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Updated November 14, 2008