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Continuing Education at the Warnell School

Pine Genetics and Nursery Update Workshop

Zoom Webinar Format

Date: 08/05/2021 from 08:45 am to 03:35 pm


Brochure with agenda and mail-in registration form


Individuals interested in reforestation of lands they manage or own are increasingly faced with more genetic options offered by nurseries that produce southern pine seedlings. Loblolly pine has the most options available for purchase followed by slash and longleaf pine, but advances are continually being made with the latter two species. Participants will leave the meeting with knowledge on how to compare seedling Performance Rating Sheets, seedling size and quality characteristics, and a basic understanding of the levels of seedlings genetics. Economic considerations associated with choosing different levels of pine genetics can be a daunting task for buyers and will be covered during the meeting. Survival and growth results from several past and ongoing genetic trials will provide performance metrics of various levels of seedling genetics when growing side-by-side on the same or similar sites. Representatives from four commercial nurseries in Georgia will provide updates on their seedling catalogues, seedling availability, and ordering information. In addition, representatives will discuss longleaf pine seed source locations and orchards, containerized longleaf pine seedling production details, and provide estimated timelines on availability of first generation longleaf pine seedlings.


Participants will learn:
  • Performance rating sheets and considerations for seedling size and quality
  • Survival and growth performance results from several loblolly and slash pine genetics trials
  • Economics of selecting different levels of pine genetics
  • Information about five regional nurseries and their current southern pine seedling offerings
  • New seedling offerings from the various nurseries
  • Price differences among different species, stock types, and levels of genetics
  • Seedling ordering information by nursery
  • Longleaf pine seed source and seed orchard information for the various nurseries
  • Longleaf pine first generation genetics development timeline and availability estimates
How One Will Benefit
Upon completion of this meeting, a forest landowner or land manager will be able to make more informed decisions when selecting and purchasing loblolly, slash, and longleaf pine seedlings for reforestation efforts.
Who Should Attend?
Foresters, land managers, forest landowners, industry representatives and others interested in artificially regenerating pine in the Coastal Plain and Piedmont regions.
Dr. David Clabo – Assistant Professor of Silviculture, UGA-WSF&NR
Dr. David Dickens – Professor of Forest Productivity, UGA-WSF&NR
Dr. Rafael De La Torre – Manager of Forest Planning and Analysis, Arborgen
Mr. Jay Chupp – Genetic Investment Adviser, International Forest Company (IFCO)
Mr. Geoff Hill – Reforestation Advisor, ArborGen Inc.
Mr. Ken Singleton – President, K&L Forest Nursery Inc.
Mr. Thomas Meeks – Forestry Serivces Consultant, Meeks Nursery
Mr. Jeff Fields – Chief of Reforestation, Georgia Forestry Commission
Notify Ingvar Elle at 706-583-0566 ( by 5:00 p.m. July 22, 2021  to receive a refund.
Course Questions
You may contact David Clabo @  865-603-0594 or e-mail him @ for any course content, Zoom connectivity, and continuing education credit questions.


The last day for early registration is 07/15/2021


Early Registration.............................................$125.00

After 07/15/2021, Registration

Regular Registration..................................$150.00

Continuing Education Credits


  • 4.5 Continuing Forestry Education (SAF CFE) hours - Category 1 (approved)
  • 5.0 Continuing Logger Education (MTH CLE) hours - Category B  (approved)

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    If you have more questions or would like to register over the phone, please contact Ingvar Elle at 706-583-0566 or

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