To supply people who grow forest and conservation seedlings with the very latest technical information.


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Upcoming Events

ESP10: 10 years advancing ecosystem services science, policy and practice for a sustainable future

Hannover, Germany
October 21, 2019 - October 25, 2019

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SER-SW Annual Conference

Tucson, AZ
November 08, 2019 - November 10, 2019

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Eighth Western Native Plants Conference

Olympia, WA
November 12 - 14, 2019

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SER's 2020 North American Conference: Reclaim Restore Rewild

Quebec, Canada
June 07, 2020 - June 11, 2020

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  • Tree Planters' Notes

    This publication is dedicated to technology transfer and publication of research information relating to nursery production and outplanting of trees, shrubs, and native plants for reforestation, conservation, and restoration.

  • The Container Tree Nursery Manual

    This seven volume set provides a comprehensive overview of topics concerning the production of tree and woody shrub seedlings in containers.

  • Tropical Nursery Manual

    A Guide to Starting and Operating a Nursery for Native and Traditional Plants

    This comprehensive manual serves people who are starting or operating a nursery for native and traditional species in the tropics. Key concepts, principles, and processes are presented, based on proven practices and the best science available.

  • The Woody Plant Seed Manual

    General principles such as seed biology, harvesting, storage, testing as well as nursery practices.

  • RNGR.net includes a repository of approximately 12,000 searchable and downloadable articles relevant to nursery production, seedling quality, reforestation, tree improvement, germplasm conservation, and native plant restoration. Click here for more publications.
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