Nursery Workshop

Jointly Sponsored by the WSCA and the BC Forest Safety Council.

From Sowing to Planting: An Opportunity for Collaborative Problem-Solving

Due to the high level of interest and registrants for our upcoming professional development workshop, From Sowing to Planting: An Opportunity for Collaborative Problem-Solving, we will start the day by holding our morning presentation sessions at the Merville Hall in Merville, BC. From there, we will afterwards continue the nursery field tour portion of the program at the nearby Sylvan Vale Nursery near Black Creek.

DATE: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SCHEDULE:
8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Merville Hall
1245 Fenwick Road
Merville, BC
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Fenwick+Rd,+Black+Creek,+BC+V9J+1G2/@49.7862941,-125.0644917,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x54881a78e9b9ebdd:0x9d9608680d64135d

Lunch is NOT provided, so please be sure to pack your own lunch and refreshments.

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Sylvan Vale Nursery
2104-A Kelland Road
Black Creek, BC
http://www.svnltd.com/contact_us.html

Merville Hall is located north of Courtenay and south of Campbell River on the old Island Highway 19A at 1245 Fenwick Road in Merville.

Directions from the South: At Courtenay take the old Island Highway north towards Campbell River. Merville is about 10 km north, go past Merville General Store about 0.4km, Merville Hall is on the left hand side of the highway at Fenwick Road.

Directions from the North: Take old Island Highway south from Campbell River. Black Creek is about 10 km south of Campbell River, continue past another +/- 4km, Merville Hall is on the right hand side of the highway at Fenwick Road.

The session will begin promptly at 8:30 am at the Merville Hall, so please plan accordingly and please remember to pack your own lunch and refreshments.

From Sowing to Planting: An Opportunity for Collaborative Problem-Solving

A one-day professional development workshop focusing on key elements and emerging issues around seedling production, storage and transportation, stock-handling and site selection. This session will included roundtable discussions, a nursery field trip and a practical follow up. The target audience includes licensees, foresters, nursery operators, silvicultural contractors, seedling and transport contractors. We will take a Coast perspective on these subjects with the Sylvan Vale Nursery In Black Creek, BC hosting the workshop.

Key objectives:
1. Understand everyone’s part in the sowing, growing, storing, transporting, and planting of seedlings.
2. Identify problems and opportunities for nurseries, contractors, and licensees.
3. Develop options, solutions, and promising practices to implement following the workshop

Topics to be covered:
• The nursery production system
• Site selection
• Tree performance
• Moisture content for seedlings
• Stock handling
• Promising practices for improving worker safety for nurseries and contractors
• A day in the life of a tree planter

Session leaders:
The session will be facilitated by Ron Elder of R.J.F. Elder Forestry Consulting, John Betts of the Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association (WSCA) and Sylvia Fenwick-Wilson of Zanzibar Holdings.

Sponsorship:
The session is jointly sponsored by the WSCA and the BC Forest Safety Council.

There is no charge for this workshop but space is limited so you need to register with the WSCA. Please email us your name, company, email and phone number.