Family Block Pine
The AFC is able to select and grow only the best seed from its Loblolly pine seed orchard. As a result, we are able to offer family blocks of high genetic gain value.
• 1 Star Loblolly Pine (25-32% genetic gain)
• 2 Star Loblolly Pine (33-40% genetic gain)
• 3 Star Loblolly Pine (41-51% genetic gain)
An example of 51 percent gain is:
If an acre of unimproved or woods of run pine produces 1.5 cords of wood per acre per year; then the same acre of 51 percent genetically improved pine would produce 2.25 cords of wood per acre per year.
Family Block Pine Fact Sheet
Containerized 3-Star Loblolly Pine
The containerized 3-Star Loblolly Pine seedlings are grown by International Forest Company with seed provided from the AFC improved loblolly pine seed orchards. These containerized seedlings are a great way to get the best possible survival from the best genetic material we have available.
Containerized Improved Shortleaf Pine
The containerized improved Shortleaf Pine seedlings are grown by International Forest Company with seed provided from the AFC advanced generation shortleaf seed orchard at Bluff City.
Containerized Improved Shortleaf Pine Fact Sheet
Improved Cherrybark Oak and Improved Nuttall Oak
AFC provides second generation selections of Cherrybark Oak seedlings tested in this region for adaptability (improved survival and quality) and vigor (increased rate of growth.) These selections from across the region result in improved genetic diversity.
Improved Cherrybark Oak Fact Sheet
AFC has two "bundle" options - wildlife or beautification - available for those interested in purchasing a small quantity of a variety of trees. Each bundle is $20 and includes 10 trees (two trees of 5 species) that are either beneficial to wildlife or are often selected for landscaping purposes. Ordering and pick up dates are now the same for bundles as for all other seedlings.
Beautification Bundles will include two of each species: Baldcypress, Blackgum, Northern Red Oak , Red Bud and Dogwood.
Wildlife Bundles will include two of each species: Chinkapin Oak, Pecan (native), Persimmon, Sawtooth Oak and Sugar Berry.