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www.clubedasemente.org.br/kits.HTML The objective of this institution is
to rescue species that are threatened by extinction and to make them
accessible to people who desire to plant them. The work consists of the
collection of seeds that are directed for diverse ends, such as
conservation, research and creation of fisheries. Environmental education
also is one of the focuses of the ONG, with distribution of brochures with
seeds and instructions on planting and care.
Danida Forest Seed
Centre (DFSC) is a Danish non-profit institute financed by Danida.
The goal of DFSC is to improve the livelihood of people in developing
countries by growing trees.
Danida Forest Seed Centre,
Krogerupvej 21, DK-3050 Humlebaek, Denmark
Tel: +45-49 19 05 00; Fax: +45-49 16 02 58.
E-mail: <email@example.com>; Web site: <http://www.dfsc.dk>
The Danida Forest
Seed Centre has now merged into the new Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape
and Planning. The Centre’s international program includes environmental
activities in the developing world and in Eastern Europe. If you want a copy
of their newsletter, go to http://www.dfsc.dk
or contact Melita F. Jorgensen at
firstname.lastname@example.org (Forest and Landscape Denmark, Hoersholm Kongevej 11,
DK-2970 Hoersholm, Denmark) to be put on the mailing list.
CATIE, Latin American Tree Seed Bank
Sources of seed: our own, or
acquired from top quality, certified, and identified by source.
CATIE has more than 100 C. odorata and S.
macrophylla plus trees selected from Yucatan up to Bolivia. We have
already started works of reproduction of the best clones and in the future
we hope to have clone material of the clones identified as superior for
sale. Forest Seed Bank
Cartago, Turrialba 30501
Headquarters Tel: (506) 2558 2372/ 2558 2374, Fax: (506) 2558 2052
ECHO - ECHO’s seedbank
contains about 450 varieties of hard-to-find vegetables, multi-purpose
trees, fruits, and other tropical crops. These plants hold special potential
for producing under difficult conditions — where it is too dry, too wet, or
too hilly for most crops. Much of the seed is grown on the ECHO farm. ECHO
sends free, trial packets of seeds to overseas development leaders, who
report performance and acceptance of the plants.
17391 Durrance Road
North Ft. Myers, FL 33917, USA
Web site: email@example.com
E.A.R.T.H. - Agriculture School
for the Troical Moist Region - Integrated academic foest farm; EARTH
University, Costa Rica. For available seedlings, as of June 2003:
For information, contact:
Apartado Postal 4442-1000
San Jose, Costa Rica
Forestry Association of Botswana--Lekgotla la Temo
Ditlhare. They have both an assortment of indigenous trees
seedlings and exotic tree seedlings.
P.O. Box 21456
Physical address: Kanye-Gaborone
Highway on your right-hand side from Gaborone just before Kolobeng River,
Future Forests Nursery
P.O. Box 847
Kailua Kona, HI 96745
Gautam Global - The Seed Collectors <http://www.treeandseeds.com/>
34 Old Cannought Place
Dehra Dun - 248001
Fax:91-135-651108 / 650944.
Directory of Tree Seed Suppliers in
KEFRI-Kenya Forestry Research
Institute Tree Seed Programme--<http://www.kefri.org> Availability
of quality seed is key to plantation forests development and tree planting
by farmers in Kenya.
Tree Seed Laboratory The mission of the National Tree Seed
Laboratory is to assist in providing a quality start for global
reforestation. The National Tree Seed Laboratory, operated by the USDA
Forest Service, is the only facility of its kind. It began as a regional
facility in 1951 and now serves the entire nation and many international
5675 Riggins Mill Rd
Dry Branch, GA 31020
The New Forests Project (NFP) is a direct-action program
established in 1982 by the International Center in an effort to curb
deforestation in developing countries. Since 1982, they have assisted more
than 4400 villages in over 120 countries. NFP offers packets of tree seeds,
technical information and training materials free of charge to groups of
small farmers and civil society groups worldwide who are interested in
starting reforestation projects with fast-growing, nitrogen–fixing trees.
These include: Acacia auriculiformis, Acacia mearnsii, Acacia nilotica,
Acacia tortillis, Albizia lebbeck, Cajanus cajan, Cassia siamea, Dalbergia
sissoo, Gleditsia triacanthos inermis, Gliricidia sepium, Leucaena
leucocephala, Prosopis juliflora, and Robinia psuedocacia.For more information or to receive a reforestation packet, contact:
The New Forest Project
731 Eighth Street SE FAX: 1-202-546-4748
Washington, DC 20003
Tel: 1-202-547-3800 ext. 110 or
PROFAFOR -- Forest Seeds <http://www.profafor.com/>
To obtain forest plantations of high quality they have at your immediate
disposition seeds from selected sources of: Pino (Pinus radiata y
P.patula), Eucalipto (Eucalyptus globulus y Eucalyptus saligna),
Teca (Tectona grandis). Furthermore they can import seeds of close to
100 different forest species, which according to requirement can be
delivered in a maximal period of 2 weeks.
Management and evaluation of sources of forest
Their technical team participated in the design of a methodology to evaluate
and classify the applied sources in Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean
They are qualified to identify, classify, qualify, evaluate and give
practical advice for a good source management, with the objective to obtain
seeds of high quality.
El Semillero--El semillero …su
Calle 70A No. 14A-45
Sitio diseñado por: www.agroandino.com
Telefax: (571) 3 473760 - 2173259 -
Reforestation, Nurseries and
Genetic Resources -- RNGR. A web site was developed by the technical
specialists of the Reforestation, Nurseries and Genetic Resources (RNGR)
program (United States, Department of Agriculture, Forest Service). Their
mission is to supply people who grow forest and conservation seedlings with
the very latest technical information, and to provide links to other
organizations and individuals with similar interests. Publications are
available. Web site: http://www.rngr.net/
SETRO, S. de R.L. is a privately owned
company, located in Siguatepeque, Honduras, Central America. (SETRO stands
for Semillas Tropicales which means Tropical Seeds). Its current owner,
Oscar Ochoa, established SETRO in 1992 following the new policy of the
Honduran government concerning the forestry sector. The core-business of
SETRO is producing and selling seeds. SETRO has specialised in seeds from
trees of moderate to tropical climate such as the following:
Nitrogen fixing species
Seeds for Agroforestry
Seed of Ornamental tree species
Tropical and temperate Coniferous seed species
Seeds of fast growing trees
Seeds of trees for firewood
SETRO sells also additional products for the forestry sector such as
inoculates for several tropical seeds and nursery products and materials.
SETRO, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
Residencial Los Angeles
3 Ave. 5 Calle, S.O.
P.O. Box: 116
Siguatepeque, Honduras, C.A.
Tels: (504) 773-0767 /773-4827
Fax: (504) 773-0767
Tree Seed Toolkit, World
Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).
Plant Seed Manual -- <http://www.nsl.fs.fed.us/wpsm/>
advances in tree seed technology in the last quarter-century have now
dictated the publication of a new revision, named the
Woody Plant Seed Manual <http://www.nsl.fs.fed.us/wpsm/index.html>.
The revision processed by a team of Forest Service scientists and
cooperators from universities and other government agencies has now
been underway for over 6 years. The book will contain almost 1,300
taxa in 230 genera, a considerable increase in the scope of the 1974
handbook. Because such a large undertaking the finished product is
still many months away from release. In order to make the new
technology available as soon as possible, a decision was made to post
completed portions of the book on an interim website.
Tropical Tree Seed Manual -- <http://www.rngr.net/Reforestation/Publications/TTSM>
Author J.A. Vosso.
The Nursery Technology Cooperative at Oregon State University is
starting an International Registry of Forest Nurseries. The cooperative
would like to know the names and addresses of every forest nursery in
the tropics! They hope to publish a registry for international use in
the next few years. If your organization or nursery would like to
participate, please send the name and address of the forest nursery to:
Dr. Robin Rose,
College of Forestry,
Oregon State University,
Corvallis, OR 97330