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Sutherland Forest Nursery Station

SUTHERLAND FORESTRY NURSERY STATION

The Sutherland Forestry Nursery Station, like the earlier nursery

at Indian Head, made an important contribution to tree-

planting on the prairies. Established by the federal Forestry

Branch in 1913, it was created to promote shelterbelts and

European ideals of farm beautification. Until 1966, hardy

shrub and tree varieties were tested and developed here, and

millions of seedlings were distributed to farmers. The forestry

stations also demonstrated horticultural techniques, as evident

in the abundant examples or surviving experimental plots,

shelterbelts and ornamental plantings at Sutherland.

 

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

 

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