Containerised technology for improving planting success

Nursery containers

Scion’s nursery undertakes specialised production for forest growers. Exotic and indigenous tree species can be supplied using containerised or bare-root technologies.

Our research shows that containerising seedlings can significantly prolong commercial planting seasons and reduce the stress typically suffered by bare-root seedlings, resulting in faster recovery and a higher survival rate for the young plants.

Capacity is now being scaled-up through the nursery’s new purpose-built $300,000 containerisation facility, which has the resource to on-grow 370,000 seedlings a year. This has increased the nursery’s total capacity to over 700,000 seedlings.