The flip side of harvesting is planting. Redwoods readily sprout from the stumps, so existing stands generally need stump-pruning more than they need new planting. New planting is used when one is creating new redwood stands or to stabilize slopes.

Other species, such as Douglas Fir, do not resprout, so planting is necessary to regenerate them.

In this page, we provide seedling sources, planting techniques, and how to care for your seedlings to ensure they survive.

Obtaining Redwood Seedlings

October 9, 2014

There was a time when tree seedlings could be obtained from state-run nurseries.  State budget difficulties led to the closure of the nurseries and forestry has been forced to seek other solutions. If you are looking for seedlings for coastal ecosystems, check with the Green Diamond Nursery in Korbel.  Contact the nursery manager, Glen Lahar, […]

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Webinar on Active Management of Riparian Forest Zones coming in May

March 20, 2013

There is a webinar series coming in May addressing active management of riparian zones in forests. Riparian ecosystems are becoming a huge issue in the central coast area as the coho restoration program gathers steam.  This series of lectures will explore the ecology of riparian zones, current tools for planning and executing riparian management, then […]

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Collecting for the Seed Bank

February 21, 2013

The flip side to getting seeds for your forestry projects is helping the Seed Bank collect seeds from your area.  If you want to help ensure the widest array of genetic diversity of seeds from your zone, you can help out by allowing seed to be collected on your land. Collecting high quality seed involves […]

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Obtaining Seedlings in Today’s World

February 21, 2013

We in the Central Coast region of California are fortunate to be harvesting primarily redwoods, since they resprout readily from the stump of the harvested tree, providing us with our next generation.  Sometime, though, we need to plant where there are currently no trees, or we may want to plant some tree other than a […]

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