|Lisa the Forester, WFP|
|The clouds finally rolling in at the top on one block|
Why plant in the summer? The blocks being planted are typically still covered in snow come spring time. As long as the ground is moist they should set on great. Usually the goal is to achieve between 1000 and 1200 trees per hectare. Depending on site conditions the following trees may be planted: yellow cedar, western redcedar, western hemlock, or Sitka spruce. The seedlings are delivered every 5 days from the nurseries. The less time the seedlings are in the field the better luck they have to survive. Western plants 9 million trees annually. This contract will put 200,000 trees in the ground. Each seedling will be planted with a fertilizer pack to boost the nutrients available to the plant. About half of the trees come from a tree nursery owned by Western in the southern part of the island.
|Western redcedar 1 year seedlings come in packs of six.|
Measured 4 x 10 cm caps
|Me at plot center|
|Western redcedar seedling in the ground|