Seed Planning Zones

Seed planning zones are defined for both:

Seed planning zones are used in Geographic Based Seed Transfer which will be removed from the Chief Forester’s Standards for Seed Use on August 1st, 2022

Natural stand seed planning zones

The seed planning zones for all species of natural stands are identified below. They are used for seed planning and use of Class B (natural stand) seed.

Natural stand seed planning zones

Region

SPZ Code

SPZ Name

Coast GL
M
SM
Georgia Lowlands
Maritime
Submaritime

Interior

BB
BLK
BSH
CHL
CP
CT
DK
EK
FIN
FN
HH
MGR
MIC
MRB
NCH
NST
QL
SA
TOA
TOD
WK

Big Bar
Bulkley
Bush
Chilcotin
Central Plateau
Cariboo Transition
Dease Klappan
East Kootenay
Finlay
Fort Nelson
Hudson Hope
McGregor
Mica
Mt. Robson
Nechako
Nass Skeena Transition
Quesnel Lakes
Shuswap Adams
Thompson Okanagan Arid
Thompson Okanagan Dry
West Kootenay


Tested parent tree seed planning zones

Tested parent tree seed

Species

 

SPZ Code

SPZ Name

Code

Name

Ax

Hybrid Poplars

M
SM

Maritime
Submaritime


Cw

Western Redcedar

M

Maritime

Fdc

Coastal Douglas-fir

GL
M

Georgia Lowlands
Maritime


Fdi Interior Douglas-fir

CT
EK
NE
PG
QL
PGC

QLN

Cariboo Transition
East Kootenay
Nelson
Prince George
Quesnel Lakes
Prince George/Cariboo Transition
Quesnel Lakes / Nelson

Hw

Western Hemlock

GL
M

Georgia Lowlands
Maritime


Lw Western Larch EK
NE
NEK
LW1
LW2

East Kootenay
Nelson
Nelson / East Kootenay
Lw Climate Change 1
Lw Climate Change 2

Pli Interior Lodgepole Pine BV
CP
EK
NE
PG
TO
BVC

BVP

CPP

PGN
TON
 

Bulkley Valley
Central Plateau
East Kootenay
Nelson
Prince George
Thompson Okanagan
Bulkley Valley / Central Plateau
Bulkley Valley / Prince George
Central Plateau / Prince George
Prince George / Nelson
Thompson Okanagan / Nelson

Pw Western White Pine

GL
M
KQ

Georgia Lowlands
Maritime
Kootenay Quesnel

Ss

Sitka Spruce

GL
M

Georgia Lowlands
Maritime


Sx Interior Spruce
(White, Englemann
and their hybrids)

BV
EK
NE
PG
PR
TO
BVP

NEK
PGN
TON
 

Bulkley Valley
East Kootenay
Nelson
Prince George
Peace River
Thompson Okanagan
Bulkley Valley / Prince George
Nelson / East Kootenay
Prince George / Nelson
Thompson Okanagan / Nelson

Yc

Yellow-cedar

M

Maritime