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Container Seedling Pot Sizes


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The Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery uses many different container sizes to meet the needs of various conservation projects. Below are the container sizes and information associated with each container size.

S-10, S30 Container

In the above photo the Styrofoam block on the left is the S-10 that grows 77 individual seedlings. The block on the right is the S-30 that grows 30 individual seedlings.

The S-10 is the main container size used at the Nursery. It is a 10 cubic inch hole in a Styrofoam block in which the seedling is grown. Seedlings grown as S-10's are usually grown for one season. The S-30 is a 24 cubic inch hole in a Styrofoam block in which the seedling is grown. Theses seedlings are grown from one to one and a half years. Seedlings grown in these two styles of blocks are pulled from the blocks in the fall and stored in a freezer in a box to be shipped out in the spring.  

8 Gallon, TPot 4 Container

In the above photo the container on the left is an 8 gallon pot. The container on the right is a 2.5 gallon pot.

Currently the Nursery only uses the 8 gallon pot for contract orders. The Nursery is just beginning to provide seedlings in the 2.5 gallon pot for general sales. Seedlings grown in these two containers are shipped to the customer in these pots.  

CN_175 ci, 100 ci Container

In the above photo the container on the left is a "Tall One" (175 cubic inch container). The container on the right is a "Short One" (100 cubic inch container).

These two container sizes are used for general sales with many species being produced in them every year for distribution to the public. Seedlings grown in these two containers are shipped to the customer in these pots.  

CN_D27, R10 Container

In the above photo the container on the left is a D-27 container (27 cubic inch container). The container on the right is an R-10 (10 cubic inch container).

Currently at the Nursery the D-27 is used to produce Limber Pine and the R-10 is used specifically to produce Spruce seedlings. Seedlings grown in these two styles of containers are pulled from the container in the fall and stored in a freezer in a box to be shipped out in the spring.    

CN_Large Containers

Above is a photo showing the relative sizes of the containers.

Contact

CONSERVATION SEEDLING NURSERY
2705 Spurgin Road
Missoula, MT 59804
406-542-4244
email: mtnursery@mt.gov