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#MembersHour – Forestart: Tree and Shrub Seed from Collection to Sowing

#MembersHour – Forestart: Tree and Shrub Seed from Collection to Sowing

Join us for this #MembersHour on 27 June hosted by Sam Firkins from Forestart.

This presentation will be aimed at providing an overview of the UK-based seed supplier Forestart, covering their operations and how they see seed supply going forward. Sam will focus on three areas:

  • Collection sites – what makes a good site for collection and sites management
  • Collection process – techniques and timings
  • Treatments – time scales, techniques and testing

 

This #MembersHour has been developed by our Nurseries Special Interest Group (SIG) – you can find out more about our SIGs here.

About the speaker

Sam Firkins – General Manager, Forestart

Sam graduated from Bangor University back in 2003 with a degree in Environmental Conservation, and after a few years working on practical projects around north wales, became a Seed Technician at Maelor Forest nurseries. This role lead him to the fascinating world of tree seed which he has now been working in for the last 17 years, first at Maelor and for the last ten years with Forestart. The role involves all aspects of tree seed collection, processing, storage and stratification. Sam works with an ever-growing team across the whole country from Cornwall to Caithness, to ensure they get the seed required to meet the needs of the UK nursery sector.

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Ticket Type 1 - ICF Member

Ticket Price 1 - Free

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Date And Time

27 June 2024 @ 11:00 to
27 June 2024 @ 12:00
 

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26 June 2024
 

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