Loblolly and Slash Pine Seedlings bred for improved volume gain and quality traits

Open Pollinated (OP) Loblolly and Slash Pine Tree Seedlings

Increased Forest Productivity

Improved Straightness, Disease, and Fusiform Rust Resistance
& Volume

Greater Financial Returns

By planting OP Loblolly pine and Slash pine seedlings you will benefit from improved key genetic traits of each of these members of the southern pines, such as straightness, fusiform rust and disease resistance, and volume unique to this type of pine tree. These improvements will boost forest productivity and your financial return.

Experience Better Productivity and Financial Returns from Your Forest Land

Improved Forest Productivity

Less disease, less fusiform rust infection

Better log quality

Higher volume gain

Higher Financial Returns

Earlier thinnings means more money sooner

More volume and better logs mean more money at harvest

Unbeatable Customer Service

Customized seedling selection

from planning through planting

Appropriate choices for YOUR situation

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Charles Rozier & Associates – Bainbridge, GA

Perry Clements, III


We've stayed a customer for over 30 years. We believe in the MCP® seedlings and have been planting them for 10 years - the results speak for themselves.

There's no variation in these seedlings - they're pretty much all the same, which is so important. We believe in the data and are going to continue to plant MCP seedlings - the proof is in the pudding.

ArborGen has always been a trusted company and never let us down.

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David Hall - Timberlands


David Hall


ArborGen is part of our trusted team at Hall Timberlands.

We’ve planted ArborGen seedlings for as long as I can remember and have been very happy with them.

We plant for maximum return on investment, so in the high-quality soil, we’re starting to plant Varietals. The quicker you can get a stand to sawtimber, the better.

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Mark Karnes


We needed a partner to help us meet the requirements of each stand-level forest management objective.The staff at ArborGen works with us to understand our site-specific requirements to help us achieve specific goals.

Their expertise and personalized attention at every step of the way make them the perfect seedling partner. Oftentimes I get contacted by people who are interested to know what type of seedlings are available and what I'm using. I share that I typically plant ArborGen seedlings and in my opinion, they're a well-performing seedling.

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ArborGen Open Pollinated (OP) Pine Seedlings

Our OP Pine seedlings are categorized based on the percentile of the genetic material used to improve them.

OP Advanced

Top 25% – 11% of OP families in a geographic region with above-average ratings for volume gain and quality traits over the unimproved local check. 

OP Select

Top 10% – 4% in the Loblolly Pine and top 10% – 3% in the Slash Pine OP families in a geographic region with even better ratings for volume gain and quality traits over the unimproved local check.

OP Elite

Top 3% in Loblolly and Slash Pine OP families for a geographic region with the highest ratings in volume growth and quality traits in OP families. 

Our Open Pollinated (OP) Pine Seedlings are:

A blended cross between a known, superior mother tree with a healthy lateral root structure and an unknown father tree that highlights the heartiness renowned in the typical slash pine or loblolly pine of the southern pine family.

In our 1,000 acres of seed orchards from Georgia to Texas, we produce seed best adapted for your planting zone or pine site.

Generated from our genetic field trials, our orchard trees are well-tested for superior genetics.

With more than 35 years in operation, our seed orchard genetics have continuously evolved and improved.

Find Out the Top 5 Questions
You Need to Ask BEFORE
Buying Seedlings (from anyone)

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