Seed Orchards and Sales
SelectSeed manages seed orchards in partnership with others and provides seed for the following species, seed planning zones and Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC) variants.
For enquires and seed sales, please contact Brian Barber, RPF, at 250-888-7081 or email
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Seed is sold on a first-come, first-served basis to persons with reforestation obligations on B.C.'s Crown lands and in the provincial timber harvesting land-base. Please email or check SPAR for current seedlot availability and details, including germination %, grams and est. # seedlings.
All seed is registered, tested and stored in accordance with the Chief Forester's Standards for Seed Use. Refer to these Standards and the Ministry's Climate-based seed transfer (CBST) website, CBST tool (v.2), and SPAR to confirm seed suitability for planting in your operating area. FGC's Species Plans also identify orchards by seed planning zone, and include orchard status and statistics for seed production, genetic gain, and seed and seedling use.
* Genetic worth for volume (GVO) is the estimated percent of additional timber volume (m3/ha) near rotation age – 60 years for Pli and Fdi, 80 years for Sx – compared to using unselected wild stand seed.
** Prices for seedlots with a germination rate at or above the provincial species average. Prices for seedlots with germination rates less than the species average are reduced proportionately.
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