2023 NW Seed Orchard Manager’s Association Annual Meeting

Start Date: June 13, 2023
Location: Grand Mound, WA

Tuesday, June 13: Seed orchard management topics

8:00    Welcome & introductionsJeff DeBell

8:30   Managing nutrition and irrigation for orchard healthDan Cress

9:15   Phenology changes and orchard managementConnie Harrington

10:00   Break

10:30   Roundtable: pollen managementSean Smith

11:00   Roundtable: orchard safetyLauren Magalska

11:30   Roundtable: cone & seed insect controlSara Lipow

12:00   Roundtable: crown managementJeff DeBell

12:30   Roundtable: grafting – TBD

1:00   Lunch (provided)

2:00   Roundtable: cone induction techniques – TBD

2:30   Roundtable: cone collectionBryan Brown / Darian Domes

3:00   Break

1:30   Regional tree seed demand and capacity issuesBrian Morris

2:15   Restoration of USFS seed orchardsErin Baumgart

5:00   Social time

6:00-8:00   NWSOMA Group Dinner @ McMenamins in Centralia (included with registration)

Wednesday, June 14: Seed orchard tours (8am – 3pm; lunch provided)

    • Dennie Ahl Seed Orchard – U.S. Forest Service
    • Shelton Seed Orchard – Green Diamond Resource Company
    • Meridian Seed Orchard – Washington State Department of Natural Resources
About the Conference
Northwest Seed Orchard Manager’s Association (NWSOMA) Annual Meeting and Tours will take place at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, WA on June 13-14, 2023.