The NWH Alder Seedling Program

We are committed to fostering a greener, more sustainable future.

We’re excited to announce the NWH Alder Seedling Program—an initiative designed to help grow the Alder population in commercial forests in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.

If you plant trees in commercial Pacific Northwest forests please read on. We invite you to participate in this program at no cost.

We are thrilled to announce that NWH has successfully allocated all 35,000 alder seedlings for this year! This marks a significant step in our efforts to grow the Alder population in the Pacific Northwest.

The Importance of Alder

Alder trees, once common in the replanting of harvested forests, have been largely replaced by softwood trees like Douglas Fir. The result? Fewer Alder trees and less diversity in our forests. We’re committed to working towards more balanced forests. The Alder Seedling Program is focused on nourishing the ecosystem, promoting species diversity, and encouraging the growth of Alder trees.

Nurturing the Future

We’re partnering with PRT Nursery to cultivate and distribute 35,000 Alder seedlings each year, free of charge, to local foresters. With seeds sourced from Weyerhaeuser, these seedlings are well-adapted to various growing zones in the Pacific Northwest, ensuring their success.

To safeguard the seedlings’ survival, we’re providing them as container stock instead of bare root, making them more resistant to frost. Each seedling recipient will also receive a Best Management Practices guide to provide expert guidance on proper planting and care procedures.

For This Year's Participants

If you have any questions or require clarification about the number of seedlings allocated to you, please feel free to reach out to us. Your involvement and enthusiasm for the Alder Seedling Program are invaluable. We look forward to your continued support in the coming years!

Looking Ahead to 2025

If you are interested in participating in the 2025 Alder Seedling Program, please provide your details on the form below, and we will notify you as soon as requests open up in the fall for the spring 2025 pick-up.

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