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Photos - Bessey Nursery

 
 
More about the history of the Bessey Nursery in Nebraska can be found in an article by Clark Fleege: "History of Bessey Nursery." (National Proceeding: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations 1995. USDA General Technical Report PNW-GTR-365.)

The following photos are from this article.
 


Using the Planet, Jr. seed drill (@ 1906) (79k)
Credit Line: U.S. Forest Service.
   
   

Undercutting seedlings with a horse-drawn L-bar (@ 1905) (76k)
Credit Line: U.S. Forest Service.
   
   
Applying sulfuric acid to control "damping off" (39k)
Credit Line: U.S. Forest Service.
   
   
Skinner irrigation system (86k)
Credit Line: U.S. Forest Service.
   
   
A tree planting camp in the Dismal River Forest Reserve (58k)
Credit Line: U.S. Forest Service.
   
Seedlings being shipped to "Forest Reserves" in surrounding states (46k)
Credit Line: U.S. Forest Service.