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Wisconsin. State Conservation Committee (1915-27) / Biennial report of the State Conservation Commission of Wisconsin for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1917, and June 30, 1918
(1918)

Forestry division, nurseries,   pp. 96-103 PDF (1.6 MB)


Page 96


96      WISCONSIN CONSERVATION COMMISSION
                  FORESTRY DIVISION
                            NURSERIES
  Two forest nurseries are maintained, one at Big Trout Lake, Vilas
county, and the other at Tomahawk Lake, Oneida county. The nur-
sery at Big Trout Lake contains approximately eight acres and at
Tomahawk Lake, three acres.
  The products of the nurseries are used, to restock lands that have
been burned over several times, where the seeds have been destroyed
and there is no possible chance that they would be reforested of their
own accord. Stock is also planted on park lands. Trees are fur-
nished private landowners at cost for reforestation and last year we
distributed, without cost, more than 15,000 trees to be planted on
school grounds.
. The Conservation Commission will be prepared to furnish trees to
private landowners for windbreak or woodlot planting, or for the re-
claiming of idle waste land within the state. At present, approxi-
mately a million and a quarter young trees are growing in the state
forest nurseries, of which one million will be available during the
coming spring. This stock is all very thrifty and free from pests or
diseases. It will make Ideal stock for the planting of windbreaks,
the improvement of worn-out woodlots, or for the reforestation of
estates, waste or idle, cut-over lands. Trees of the following specie
will be available:
    Species
White pine seedlings ............................
White pine seedlings ............................
White pine seedlings ............................
White pine transplants ..........................
White pine transplants ..........................
Norway pine seedlings ..........................
Norway pine seedlings ..........................
Norway pine transplants ........................
Scotch pine seedlings ...........................
Scotch pine seedlings ...........................
Scotch pine transplants .........................
Mugho pine seedlings ..........................
Norway spruce seedlings ........................
Norway spruce transplants ......................
Douglas fir seedlings ............................
Douglas fir transplants ..........................
Sltka spruce seedlings ..........................
Red oak seedling ................................
Age   Price per
        thousand
3 years    $3.00
4 years     4.00
6 years     5.00
5 years     6.00
7 years     7.00
3 years     3.00
4 years     4.00
5 years     7.00
2 years     3.00
4 years     4.00
5 years     5.00
3 years      3.00
3 years     3.00
5 years     6.00
5 years     5.00
5 years     6.00
6 years     5.00
2 years     6.00


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