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Saving the trees: Coeur d'Alene Nursery plays major role in whitebark pine conservation

Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2024
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Aram Eramian, manager of the U.S. Forest Service's Coeur d'Alene Nursery, looks at whitebark pine seedlings, May 2, 2024 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. (Michael Wright/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW) It starts with the cones. They’re usually gathered in the wild, from whitebark pine trees several thousand feet above sea level somewhere in the West. The cones get shipped to the U.S. Forest Service’s Coeur d’Alene Nursery, where they’ll sit on drying racks for a few months. Once the moisture is out, the cones are cracked by hand to extract the seeds. The seeds...

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