Nicking seed coats; scarifying to help germination. Dorena Genetic Resource Center. Cottage Grove, Oregon.
Photo by: Unknown Date: c.2002
Credit: USDA Forest Service, Region 6, Umpqua National Forest, Dorena Genetic Resource Center. Source: DRGC digital photo collection; courtesy Richard Sniezko, Cottage Grove, Oregon.
Dorena Genetic Resource Center (DGRC) is the USDA Forest Service's regional service center for genetics in the Pacific Northwest Region. Dorena houses disease resistance breeding programs for five-needled pines and Port-Orford-cedar, a native plant development program, and the National Tree Climbing Program. For additional photos of the DGRC program, see: www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r6/landmanagement/resourcemanageme...