PRT USA Announces Establishment of New Nursery Location in Brighton, MI

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Victoria, BC – August 27, 2018 – PRT USA Inc. (PRT) is pleased to announce that it will construct a containerized forest seedling nursery in Brighton, MI to serve forestry customers and forest landowners in the Great Lakes States (GLS) Region of the United States. Construction is expected to be completed in time to start sowing orders in early 2019, for shipping to customers for the 2020 plant season. The nursery will be called PRT Brighton.

The nursery will be established at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ (MI DNR) State Forest Tree Improvement Center near Brighton, MI. PRT has signed a long term lease with the MI DNR which includes land on which to construct the new nursery. PRT will construct greenhouse and open compound containerized growing facilities on the site, which it intends to expand over time to meet increasing customer needs, including those of the MI DNR. This nursery will offer primarily Red Pine and Jack Pine as well as other species to accommodate reforestation in the Great Lakes.

PRT President and CEO Rob Miller commented: "With the establishment of this nursery, PRT will take another step in better serving our customers in the GLS Region. This region is poised to grow with continued forestry activity and the establishment of the Arauco particleboard mill in Grayling, MI. From our Brighton location we can offer customers from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan premium container grown seedlings from an efficient, local source."

About PRT

The PRT group, through affiliates PRT USA Inc. and PRT Growing Services Ltd, is the largest producer of container-grown forest seedlings in North America, currently growing more than 215 million seedlings annually and operating a network of 16 forest seedling nurseries in the US and Canada. For further information, please see PRT’s website at