Tree nursery

Australia: Tree Stock Roadshow coming to capital cities

The Tree Stock Roadshow is on its way this March, and is set to take place at production nurseries in Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin and Sydney. The workshops are an extension of the ‘Evaluation of nursery tree stock parameters’ (NY15001) research project, which was funded by Hort Innovation using nursery levies and…

CAN (ON): RootSmart field trials show healthier tree establishment

Ontario horticulture researchers continue to demonstrate the impact of RootSmart, a tree propagation tray that uses air pruning to promote healthier root structures in seedlings. A.M.A. Horticulture launched the RootSmart innovation at the Landscape Ontario Congress in 2018. Now one year later, ongoing field trials…

Australian Standard “Tree stock for landscape use” updated

An updated edition of the Australian Standard “Tree stock for landscape use” will be released publicly on 21 December 2018. This publication represents over 18 months of negotiation and hard…

Christmas tree farmers campaign for real trees

Artificial trees, once crude imitations of an evergreen, are now so realistic that it's hard to tell they are fakes even though many are conveniently pre-strung with lights and can fold up for storage at the push of a button. Between 75 and 80 percent of Americans who have a Christmas tree now have an artificial one, and…

Best practices for healthy trees

Vineland has been identifying methods and creating new technologies to help tree propagators grow seedlings with better root quality. The center's research found the design of propagation trays critical to the development of healthy, laterally orientated structural roots at this early stage of a tree’s life. Trays designed to expose growing…


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