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Our focus is to produce superior seed and seedlings.

Rigorous controls are in place at every step of the process - from collection, sowing, germination, transplanting, irrigation and fertilisation to dispatch - ensuring a reliable, superior quality product is delivered.

Nursery products

Our core seedling products include:

  • Maritime pine (Pinus pinaster)
  • Radiata pine (Pinus radiata)
  • Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor)

Seed products and services

The seed centre supplies Western Australian native seed for land rehabilitation and tree seed for plantation establishment.

The seed centre also offers seed cleaning and treatment services to increase seed viability. These services include:

  • Scarification - the mechanical abrasion of the seed coat to remove dormancy.

  • Heat treatment - the exposure of seed to high temperatures with or without water to break seed dormancy.

  • Stratification - cold treatment of seed over a period of weeks once the seed is fully imbibed. This treatment can improve the evenness of seed germination.

  • Viability testing - Seed testing to determine the number of viable seeds per gram is now available. This is a standard assessment made on all seed sold by the seed centre.

  • Seed extraction - The extraction of seed from a raw material such as capsules, pods, follicles and cones.

  • Seed cleaning (purifying) - The cleaning of seed to a high level of purity for machine precision sowing. Two levels of purity are offered:

    • A class seed = >98% clean (for precision single seed sowing)

    • B class seed= >90% clean (for precision multiple sowing)

  • Seed sizing - Seed sized for more uniform germination in the nursery.

Seed orders may be received by the seed centre at any time of the year.

To place an order, complete a seed order form (180kB Word) and email or fax it back to us.

Please note the following requirements:

  • There is a minimum amount of seed that can be purchased per species and this ranges from 1, 5, 10, 20 and 100 grams based on the value of the seed.

  • A handling fee of $15.00 will be subjected to orders of less than $25.00 (not inclusive of postage).

  • Orders of $500.00 or less must include payment before dispatch.

  • Payment may be made by personal cheque, credit card (VISA, MasterCard or Bankcard) or money order.

  • Cheques and money orders are to made payable to the 'Forest Products Commission'.

  • Personal visitors may pay in cash.