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4-H Forestry Project No. 5 - Forest Nurseries

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Publication Number: P1408
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Tree planting is a familiar forestry practice for many Mississippians. Have you ever wondered where those seedlings come from?

They are grown in a forest tree nursery under the watchful eye of a nursery forester who does everything necessary to produce a strong, healthy crop of pine or hardwood seedlings. The forester must pay close attention to soil fertility, irrigation, pests, and many other things. No matter how much is known, however, a forest tree manager is always learning. Many aspects of soil management, pest control, and tree growth are best learned by experience, and that’s one reason making and operating a small forest nursery is a good 4-H activity.

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