AFC Baucum Nursery grows and sells forest tree seedlings for reforestation. Seedlings are grown at Baucum Nursery for one growing season. When the seedlings become dormant in the fall, they are lifted and packed “bare root” (there is no dirt on the roots) for shipment to designated cooler locations.
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Hot products for 2013 Planting Season
Family Block Pine
The AFC is able to select and grow only the best seed from its Loblolly pine seed orchard. As a result, we are able to offer family blocks of high genetic gain value.
• 1 Star Loblolly Pine (25-32% genetic gain)
• 2 Star Loblolly Pine (33-40% genetic gain)
• 3 Star Loblolly Pine (41-51% genetic gain)
An example of 51 percent gain is:
If an acre of unimproved or woods of run pine produces 1.5 cords of wood per acre per year; then the same acre of 51 percent genetically improved pine would produce 2.25 cords of wood per acre per year.
Containerized Improved Shortleaf Pine
The containerized improved Shortleaf Pine seedlings are grown by International Forest Company with seed provided from the AFC advanced generation shortleaf seed orchard at Bluff City.
Improved Cherrybark Oak
AFC provides second generation selections of Cherrybark Oak seedlings tested in this region for adaptability (improved survival and quality) and vigor (increased rate of growth.) These selections from across the region result in improved genetic diversity.
AFC has two "bundle" options - wildlife or beautification - available for those interested in purchasing a small quantity of a variety of trees. Each bundle is $20 and includes 10 trees (two trees of 5 species) that are either beneficial to wildlife or are often selected for landscaping purposes. The deadline to order is March 15. Bundles will be available for pick-up between March 1 and April 15.
- Beautification Bundles will include two of each species: Baldcypress, Blackgum, Pin Oak, Red Bud, Shumard Oak
- Wildlife Bundles will include two of each species: Chinkapin Oak, English White Oak, Pecan (Native), Persimmon, Red Mulberry
Improved Nuttall Oak expected to be available for the 2014 planting season.