The West Path Program’s Foothills 2023 Elko section’s investment in the modernization and expansion of the Nupqu Native Plant Nursery has produced its yield with nursery construction near completion. With added space and facilities, the nursery is now positioned to grow 100,000 Whitebark Pine seedlings with the aim to restore the threatened tree species in southeastern B.C. Hear what Nupqu representatives have to say about this exciting development:
Take a look back at some of the nursery’s construction milestones via our April, May and June Facebook posts and learn how conserving Whitebark Pine requires intensive nurturing.
There are 100 years between when a Whitebark Pine seedling first sprouts until the tree produces cones.