Forests by the bushel

Forests by the bushel

Cones collected to begin reforestation process
A half-bushel bag of spruce cones collected on Missionary Ridge this fall awaits its journey to the Charles E. Bessey Nursery in Nebraska. Cones must be collected after the seeds are mature but before cone scales begin to flare and release the seed.
San Juan National Forest contractor Lincoln Hammons, of Spokane, Washington, picks cones for seed from an Engelmann spruce tree on Missionary Ridge this fall.
San Juan National Forest contractor Lincoln Hammons, of Spokane, Washington, picks cones for seed in the top of a ponderosa pine southeast of Pagosa Springs this fall.
San Juan National Forest contractor Drey Irving of Spokane Washington, collects spruce cones and places them in a half-bushel bag for measuring.

Forests by the bushel

A half-bushel bag of spruce cones collected on Missionary Ridge this fall awaits its journey to the Charles E. Bessey Nursery in Nebraska. Cones must be collected after the seeds are mature but before cone scales begin to flare and release the seed.
San Juan National Forest contractor Lincoln Hammons, of Spokane, Washington, picks cones for seed from an Engelmann spruce tree on Missionary Ridge this fall.
San Juan National Forest contractor Lincoln Hammons, of Spokane, Washington, picks cones for seed in the top of a ponderosa pine southeast of Pagosa Springs this fall.
San Juan National Forest contractor Drey Irving of Spokane Washington, collects spruce cones and places them in a half-bushel bag for measuring.
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