National Ash Seed Collection Initiative
Nov 28, 2011
November 28, 2011
National Ash Seed Collection Initiative Being Handled through U.S. Forest Service
The National Ash Seed Collection Initiative, started at USDA-NRCS Rose Lake Plant Materials Center in 2005, is now being handled by U.S. Forest Service National Seed Laboratory. Seed samples can be sent directly to the National Seed Laboratory in West Lafayette, IN. For information on collecting and sending ash seed to the National Seed Laboratory visit the USDA Forest Service Web site below. http://www.nsl.fs.fed.us/geneticconservation_ash.html
This Web page contains resources for volunteers to collect ash seed for genetic preservation. Click on the link titled “Quick Start for Ash Seed Collections” for step by step instructions for collecting and shipping seed to the National Seed Laboratory. The website also has seed collection data sheets, identification tools, and additional information on collecting ash seed. The website www.ashseed.org has a link to the forest service website listed above. The ashseed.org website will be active until January or February of 2012. It will be discontinued at that time.
*Information courtesy of the Rose Lake Plant Materials Center Fall Newsletter