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Biodiversity is the key...

At TINPLANT we know how important variety is in a healthy forest. That is why we offer a wide range of seedlings and are always striving to expand our range.

SEEDLING VARIETALS

DOUGLAS FIR

(Pseudotsuga menziesii)

The first seedling we produced and our biggest seller

Soil type: Prefers deep, moist and well-drained soils

Altitude: Near sea level to about 1,500 meters above sea level

Advantages: Fast growth, high wood quality, pest resistance (especially against bark beetles), adaptable to changing conditions

Disadvantages: Relatively high water requirement, young trees are sensitive to frost

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LARCH

(Larix decidua)

The second most produced seedling in Germany

 

Soil conditions: Grows well on well-drained, acidic to neutral soils

Altitude: 0 to 2,400 meters above sea level

Advantages: Fast growth, good wood quality, high ecological value, adaptable to changing conditions

Disadvantages: Susceptible to diseases, needs a lot of light, requires intensive care for seedling formation

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FIR

(Pinus sylvestris)

 

Soil conditions: Grows on a wide range of soils, especially sandy, dry to moderate soils in moist locations

Altitude: Near sea level to about 2,500 meters above sea level

Advantages: High adaptability, economic value, ecological importance

Disadvantages: susceptibility to disease, fire hazard, potentially invasive

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HEMLOCK

(Tsuga spp.)

 

Soil conditions: Prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soils

Altitude: Near sea level to about 900 meters above sea level

Advantages: Shade tolerant, aesthetically pleasing, soil stabilizing. Disadvantages: Susceptible to diseases, high moisture requirements, slow growth

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ATLAS CEDAR

(Cedrus Atlantica)

 

Soil conditions: Tolerates a wide range of soil types, but prefers deep, well-drained soils with alkaline or neutral pH

Altitude: Grows at altitudes from sea level to about 2,000 meters above sea level

Advantages: Robust against drought, durable and aromatic wood, decorative appearance

Disadvantages: Slow growth, young trees are sensitive to frost, need a lot of space to grow

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COASTAL FIR

(Abies grandis)

 

Soil type: Prefers fertile, moist and well-drained soils

Altitude: Near sea level to about 1,800 meters above sea level

Advantages: Fast growth, good wood, adaptable to changing climatic conditions

Disadvantages: Susceptible to diseases, large space requirement, high moisture requirement in the soil

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SYCAMORE/MOUNTAIN MAPLE

(Acer Pseudoplatanus)

 

Soil type: Prefers fertile, well-drained and slightly moist soil; but is quite adaptable to different soil conditions

Altitude: Grows at altitudes of up to 2,000 meters above sea level

Advantages: Robust and durable, dense foliage provides shade and a cooling effect on the forest floor, very resistant to wind and weather

Disadvantages: Susceptible to fungal diseases such as rust and can be damaged by air pollution

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SILVER FIR

(Abies Alba)

 

Soil type: Prefers deep, fertile and moist soils; adapts well to shady locations

Altitude: Thrives at altitudes of about 500 to 1,800 meters above sea level

Advantages: Durable, color tolerant, provides high quality wood, helpful in erosion control

Disadvantages: Susceptible to pests such as the spruce bark beetle, requires sheltered locations, sensitive to air pollution

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OAK

(Quercus spp.)

 

Soil conditions: Oaks are very adaptable, but prefer deep, well-drained clay soils.

Altitude: Near sea level to about 1,200 meters above sea level

Advantages: durability, high wood quality, ecological value, climate resistant

Disadvantages: Slow growth, large space requirement, susceptibility to disease

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EUROPEAN BEECH

(Fagus Sylvatica)

Soil Conditions: Prefers deep, loamy, moist, and nutrient-rich soils but is also adaptable to less ideal soil conditions.

Elevation: Thrives at elevations up to approximately 1,000 meters above sea level.

Advantages: Highly adaptable, provides high-quality wood, forms dense and shady forests.

Disadvantages: Particularly sensitive to severe frost when young and susceptible to beech bark disease and other fungal diseases.

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