Why Save Seeds?
Seed is the critical element of any afforestation or reforestation project. When informed by sound gene conservation principles and by obtaining source identified material, practitioners can rest assured knowing that they gave their project the best possible start.
Ensuring the supply and use of high quality, locally adapted woody plant seed.
High quality, locally adapted seed is the foundation of any successful planting program. Natural, well managed stands, Seed Production Areas (SPA), Seed Collection Area Network (SCAN), White Pine Seed Orchards, are some examples of seed sources.
Seed Quality & Certification
Seed source and seed quality matters, this is why FGCA has developed Ontario’s Natural Selections Certified Seed Collector course and Seed Manual to help practitioners, and the general public to collect, handle, process and store seed that will ensure overall tree health and fitness.
Seed Manual Purchase
Interested in buying our Seed Manual?
Seeds of Ontario Trees & Shrubs
Field Manual for Crop Forecasting and Collecting.
Follow the link below then complete the form to submit your order.
Seed Supply Management
Whether you have seed or you are looking for seed, it is important to understand all of the aspects involved in sourcing, processing, storing, marketing, etc.
The Forest Gene Conservation Association offers seed transfer support which includes analysis, and seed management support. There are also a number of other resources and tools developed to help support seed supply management.
Certified Seed Collector
Want to become a Certified Seed Collector? Join our waiting list for 2024 to be contacted about our upcoming courses.