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Welcome to Forest Tree Beginnings

Alpine Fir Cones
Collected Cones

Forest Tree Beginnings is a foresty consulting company, located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. We specialize in seed biology of gymnosperms with an emphasis on tree species of the Pacific Northwest, particularly firs (Abies).

Pieces of forest tree seed units...
...Pieces of unscientific nonsense

An illustrated review of contradictions and inconsistencies in the ISTA Rules by a former tree seed scientist.

Announcing FTB Photographic Impressions - Photos by George

Coming Soon: a gallery of photos (including pets), which will be available for order as greeting cards, framed or unframed prints; even jigsaw puzzles!

Recent Publications