Seed collected from PRT operated seed orchards is made available to forest industry customers for use in their reforestation programs. Along with seed orchards in Western Canada, PRT has seed orchards in the Southeastern region of the US, dedicated to producing seed for the specialized needs of our customers in many regions.
Better seed for better forests.
PRT offers a wide range of seed services, including cone collection, seed extraction, seed upgrading and storage.
Our cone facility processes seed for all species of conifers and is equipped with wing removal and seed-cleaning equipment. Prior to extraction, cones are stored in a vented storage shed.
We also test seed from across North America and provide electronically monitored freezer storage to protect your valuable seed.
We offer seed stratification as well as a complete seed testing service that includes:
- Assessment of seed weight
- Seedlot purity
- Seedlot germination capacity for both stratified and unstratified seed
Our seed upgrading services remove extraneous materials and non-viable or empty seed, increasing the total germination capacity of the seedlot and upgrading difficult, low germination seedlots.
For consultation and support, contact your Customer Support Representative.