Canadian Forest Service Publications

Collecting and processing Salicaceae seeds. 2009. Daigle, B.I.; Simpson, J.D. Native Plants 10(1): 49-51.

Year: 2009

Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 30093

Language: English

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In this article, we discuss methods for obtaining quality seeds of Salicaceae species. Proper timing of collection and handling of the catkins are the critical first steps. We also describe a simple forced-air, rotating drum to open the capsules and separate seeds from tufts.