On the way to the Trakiškis (2 km away from Panevėžys city), a tree nursery of Panevėžys State Forest Enterprise is located. The nursery was founded in 1968. At first it occupied only 2 ha, while currently the total area comprises 66.6 ha. Approximately 54 ha area is intended for growing of saplings. Annually, the nursery produces more than 5 mill. seedlings and about 2.8 mill. saplings.
The biggest number of plants grown in the nursery is intended for the forest restoration and planting: 4.5 mill. spruces, 0.5 mill. pine trees, 0.6 mill. birches as well as saplings of other trees and shrubbery. Part of the saplings is sold to other forest enterprises, owners of private forests and plots of land.
Seeds for saplings are gathered only from seed plantations and selection forest stands. For its seed needs, the tree nursery has two spruces plantations with the general area of 8.5 ha that already give good yield.
In plant growing, the most advanced technologies are applied. All main works are mechanized using the machinery and implements of Danish company “Egidal”.
The nursery has a stationary watering system installed; hothouses are undergoing reconstruction; plots of urban plantings are being expanded; technologies of sapling growing that ensure high standards of plant quality are being improved. A reconstruction project for production base of the nursery has been prepared and implementation has been commenced: on 27 February 2009, a modern production facility was opened, containing cooled premises for storage of saplings and sorting line, which will ensure that buyers are provided with forest saplings of high quality. Straight from the forest, saplings are delivered to sorting premises, where they are sorted according to quality requirements for forest saplings approved by the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania, establishing the sapling height, thickness of the place where the stem turns into root and root mass.
On a moving transporter line, the saplings are bundled up, tied by the automated equipment, roots are cut down and they are packaged into three-ply wax-paper bags, again sewed up by the machinery. Labels are then attached to the bags, showing the origin of the plant, basic certificate of seed origin, number of pieces, sort and age.
In the cooled premises, saplings are stored at -2 °C with 95 % air humidity.
Due to this, forest planting period may be prolonged. Generally, planting season lasts 2-3 weeks; however, having a sapling supply in the refrigerator, it will be possible to plant the forest until the beginning of summer.
It is expected that the new sorting line will improve the quality of saplings, and the modern refrigerator intended for the storage of saplings will extend the afforestation period. Taken together, these are the investments into forest restoration and establishment, improvement of the quality of forestry works in line with the foresters’ expectations.
The nursery grows more than 80 species and forms of decorative plants that can adorn the surroundings of homesteads, residential houses, public buildings, parks and squares of cities and towns. The saplings of rarer kinds that are more difficult to naturalize are grown in pots and they can, therefore, be planted during other seasons, not only in spring. The nursery also offers saplings of green hedge. Our specialists will kindly advice on growing and maintenance of decorative plants.
Decorative plants are sold in a conveniently equipped lot.
List and prices of plants offered for sales
Kaimiškio k., Trakiškio pšt.,
38105 Panevėžio r.
Tel. +370 45 589760
Head Egidijus Kaluina
Mob. tel. +370 686 91890
Supervisor Rima Medutienė
Mob. tel. +370 620 59810