VA and NC Seedlings Selling Out Fast!

This has been an outstanding year for reforestation in the South, particularly in the Mid-Atlantic States. Planting numbers are higher than the last several years and, with that, comes rapidly shrinking inventories of seedlings from all suppliers for the remainder of the 2015-2016 season. In fact, several ArborGen seedling categories are already sold out. For […]

Freeze Protection Alert

Seedlings Need Cold Weather to Give Them Freeze Protection Warm weather conditions immediately before a cold event can begin to de-acclimate or break the dormancy of Pine seedlings, especially Coastal Piedmont seed sources. The Southern Forest Nursery Management Cooperative is alerting forest landowners to the dangers of warm weather conditions immediately before a cold event to […]

Dollars and Common Sense: Why Consulting Forester John Sisson Plants ArborGen MCPs and Varietals

John Sisson is a consulting forester managing land for clients in the Piedmont region of Georgia. A recent visit to some of his stands of ArborGen Varietals showed the visible progress of these trees and gave us great insight into why John plants both ArborGen MCP® and Varietal seedlings. We thought his Top Ten reasons […]

Developing Loblolly Pine Varietals for East Texas and Louisiana

Recent results from genetic trials in east Texas identified high-performing Varietals for the southeast Texas region. AGV127 is one such Varietal from the eastern range of Loblolly Pine that has now been tested in the Jasper, Texas, region with excellent growth and stem quality, and already widely tested from South Carolina to Mississippi. The identification […]

Seeing is Believing with ArborGen Advanced Genetics

This is a Varietal stand of AGV 124 in its 5th growing season on Hall Timberlands in eastern Mississippi, Northeastern Clark County, with David Hall. The trees are over 25 feet tall with a dbh of five inches.  With this increase in growth because of ArborGen’s advanced genetics, Mr. Hall expects to thin the stand […]

ArborGen Breakthrough in Rust Resistance with Genomics

Fusiform rust caused by Cronartium quercuum (Berk.) Miyabe ex Shirai f.sp. fusiforme is an economically significant disease causing more than $20 million dollars in damage to plantations of Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda, L.) each year (Cubbage et al., 2000). It is perhaps the most important disease to consider when making a decision of what type […]

Our MCP® Process from the Air

ArborGen Mass Control Pollinated (MCP®) seedlings are the result of more than 50 years of forest genetics research and the screening of more than 5,000 parent trees of Loblolly Pine. From these 5,000 parents, ArborGen uses only the top 30 crosses among the best of these families, or the top one percent. MCP Elite parents are carefully […]

Higher Genetics Selling Out Fast. Order yours now.

  We can’t produce higher genetics fast enough to satisfy the growing demand, and even though we are growing more of these seedlings every year, our Mass Controlled Pollinated (MCP®) and Varietals are nearly 90% sold out for the coming planting season. Higher genetic seedlings have proved their value, and forest landowners are moving rapidly toward a new […]

Your Voice Counts. Find out how you can be heard.

Calling All Private Forest Landowners: Your Voice Counts! Did you know that because of the personal and individual comments from private landowners there is now a proposed 4(d) rule that will exempt forest management practices from the regulations surrounding the protection of the Northern Long-eared Bat? Without a 4(d) ruling, many practices related to forest management and […]

ArborGen Donates 10,000 Trees to Green Forests Work

Green Forests Work (GFW) was formed to re-establish healthy and productive forests on formerly mined lands in Appalachia that have previously been reclaimed as pastureland or fish and wildlife habitat but not as the forests that originally grew in those locations. There are an estimated ¾ million acres of non-forested, unused post-bond release mined lands that […]

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