TREE SEED CENTERS
A forest tree seed center is a designated place where collected seeds from NGP seed sources shall be brought, received, recorded, processed (dried, cleaned, and stored), tested, sorted, registered, certified, and distributed to the nurseries and for the eventual outplanting (forestation and breeding). The facility also promotes the use of genetically improved seeds and propagules. It includes seed processing unit, seed storage chambers, and seed testing laboratory.
REPOSITORY OF FOREST SEEDS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED IN THREE MAJOR ISLANDS:
- Forest Tree Seed Center at ERDB, Los Banos, Laguna
- Forest Tree Seed Center in Minglanilla, Cebu
- Mindanao Tree Seed Center in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur
- Five (5) tons cold storage
- Eight (8) tons dry storage