Seed Collection


Shakti has collected upwards of 1 billion tree and shrub seeds, cuttings, stakes and other genetic material from tamarack seeds to willow stakes. Seed collection is our jam. Give us a call to find out why Shakti is the first to get the seeds. 780-328-0958


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Tree Seed Collection in Alberta BC

As one of the largest collectors of tree seed in Western Canada Shakti has developed its own techniques, machinery, equipment and seed management practices. We have a long-standing relationship with Smoky Lake Forest Nurseries processing plant and have also worked with the Surrey seed Center in BC. We have also custom built Alberta’s own Tree Seedzone map which is available to the public for free (no sign in), to learn about Alberta’s tree seed zones.

Shakti has a wealth of experience and knowledge collecting, processing, and registering seed for use on public lands in both Alberta and BC. We intimately understand the seedzones systems for both wild and modified orchard seeds, as well as the ability to transfer, variance, and deployment requests to meet our clients challenging reforestation requirements. Among the organizations with whom these collections have been associated are: ESRD, BCTS, FRIAA, Alberta MPB, Alberta Forest Health Program and several private mills.


Pine Cone Collection

In response to the mountain pine beetle Shakti collected a gagillion pinecones for both the BC and Alberta Governments. So much so that the provincial seed banks are essentially full, but was worth it. That was so awesome.  If you need pine cones collected please give us a call, were well overqualified. 

Black Spruce Collection

We sell and collect black spruce seed and we’re happy to help and advise. For collections we are actually second best, since Eckehart Marenholtz of Chickadee Farms invented a pole saw device that works so well you may as well just call him but if he’s busy we’re happy to collect and process black spruce seed. 

Cuttings & Stakes

Growing trees from stakes and cuttings as well as other nice tree seed and shrub collections is very particular work that requires highly skilled and knowledgeable practitioners. Our top seed collectors are extremely passionate about this work. The job requires a certain tenacity to really go after the target species and to collect the right volumes at the right time of ear requires a true seed collection enthusiast. Give us a shout to find out more…