Please take time to watch the video about “Sustainable Forests”. Recently this video was released to let the public know about the benefits of the forest industry’s sustainable forest practices.
International Forest Company is the largest grower of container seedlings (or sometimes referred to as “tubelings”) in the southeast U. S. IFCO produces longleaf, loblolly, slash, shortleaf and Virginia pine container seedlings as well as wiregrass.
Please watch this short video from “Growing Georgia” “Growing America”:
Keeping up with the times:
It doesn’t matter if you plant longleaf, loblolly, slash, shortleaf or Virginia pine, the seedling and the tree-planting industry have evolved throughout the years. One of the most significant changes is a decline in the number of seedlings planted per acre. According to Wayne Bell “people are realizing that you can actually produce more wood by planting fewer trees where you have less competition.” A tree that grows without competition has an opportunity for maximum growth in which herbicides have played a big roll.
Benefits of Container Seedlings:
International Forest Company’s (IFCO) container seedlings are grown in a medium of peat moss, vermiculite-perlite. When extracted and shipped, container seedlings maintain 100% of their root systems compared to about 40%, with bare-root seedlings. Because of container root system advantages, container seedlings have a better survival rate and superior growth in the field compared to bare-root seedlings. Root regeneration potential is 50% greater for container seedlings.
IFCO services industrial and government customers (including the U.S. Forest Service, state forestry agencies and military organizations). Approximately half of the company’s production is for consulting foresters and private landowners.
IFCO also offers ‘elite’ family seedlings that have exceptional disease resistance and produce better growth rates than other open pollinated families.
Regarding International Forest Company’s future plans, Mr. Bell comments, “ IFCO is working on producing desirable native grasses and shrubs that forest landowners may use for wildlife management and for other ecological reasons. A limited number of these species are currently available for shipment this summer. Landowners are becoming more proactive and knowledgeable about managing their forestland for the future.” IFCO plans to continue not only to produce high quality seedlings but to work with landowners to be instrumental in their success in producing a forestland for the future, regardless if they grow longleaf, loblolly, slash, shortleaf or Virginia Pines.
International Forest Company
1265 Ga. Hwy. 133 N., Moultrie, GA 31768-7165 800-633-4506
Here at International Forest Company we take orders year round so it’s never too early to place an order.
Paper is a biodegradable, renewable, sustainable product made from trees. Growing and harvesting trees provides jobs for millions of men and women, and managed forests are good for the environment, providing clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat and carbon storage.