What kinds of seedlings should I use?
Purpose, design, and the limitations and potential advantages of the site are all factors that affect the species of seedlings you will select to achieve a successful planting project.
Knowing what will grow best and where can be a challenge. Begin by looking around in your project area to observe what is growing well. Various native and non-native species are available for planting in Saskatchewan. Generally, plants that are moved outside their geographic range do poorly – especially when adverse conditions exist. A jack pine, for example, if planted in Swift Current, would not be expected to do as well as it would in its native habitat in Prince Albert.
Detailed information about conditions required by certain species, and about species best suited to specific limitations is available.