One of the central tenets to the recovery and restoration of whitebark and limber pine, is the need to plant seedlings. Whitebark pine seed is available for purchase through the BC government Seedling Planning and Registry system or by contacting us directly. The table below shows current stock collected in 2018, although this will constantly be changing.
|Seedlot #||Seed Planning Zone||Genetic Class||Germ %||Mean Elev||BEC||Location||Potential Trees (in 1000’s)||Quantity [g]|
This seed is currently priced at $3000/kg, all helicopter-collected seed would be $4000/kg. Prices are subject to change.
All seed, including whitebark and limber pine, planted on Crown land in BC must meet the Chief Forester’s Standards for Use, be registered and stored with the Forest Improvement and Research Management Branch, and transferred within the Climate-Based Seed Transfer guidelines (CBST). Should you have questions regarding the standards or guidelines, or have questions about seed planning or BEC zones, see the above links for contacts. Also do note, that sometimes alternatives to the zoning may be approved.