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This guide has been produced to assist silviculturists in making stock type selection decisions. The terminology and definitions used in describing stock types are explained for both field- and container-grown stock. Site and nursery factors that could influence your decision are presented for consideration in the selection process. Information on ordering seedlings and tracking your order is provided. A section on handling has been included to increase your ability to assess and manage seedlings upon receipt. Finally, common stock types are illustrated and described by species.

The information and recommendations contained in these guidelines are based on field and nursery experience, as well as that of district, regional and licensee specialists. The results of Ministry of Forests SX, EP, unpublished operational trials, and FRDA research trials have also been incorporated.

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