BC Timber Sales - Seedling Services

Every year, BC Timber Sales (BCTS) Seedling Services coordinates the production, distribution and storage of over 90 million seedlings. These are used for all B.C. government-funded reforestation programs through cost effective and competitively awarded contracts.

This includes seedlings and storage for BCTS, and the Forest Carbon Initiative in support of sustainable forest management.   

Seedling Services:

  • Manages the inventory of BCTS seed and government-funded production, distribution and storage of seedlings
  • Provides advice and guidance regarding seedlings and reforestation practices

Seedling Delivery Inspections Standard Operating Procedures (PDF, 417KB)

Removing single use plastics in the planting process (PDF, 266KB)

Selecting the right seedling

Seedlings and reforestation practices advice and guidance.

Seed and seedling prices

British Columbia’s forests and tree species are diverse. Understanding genetic diversity and producing tree seed selected for faster growth, pest resistance, and better wood quality will benefit future timber supply, without the need for genetic engineering.