Forestry and Natural Resources

Seedling Selection Guidelines for Forest Landowners

Publication Date

Fall 11-9-2020

Publication Number

LGP 1097


The selection of tree seedlings for reforestation or the conversion of open land to woodlands may only occur a few times over the ownership of a property. Therefore, making sure that the right seedlings are purchased is a significant step in woodland management. When selecting seedlings, the factors to consider are landowner objectives, soils and other site characteristics, seedling sources and availability, and seedling cost.

Publication Type



Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

forest landowners

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