Saratoga Tree Nursery administrative records

Held by the New York State Archives

Overview of the Records


New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

1.2 cu. ft.100 microfilm reels.
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Administrative History

The Bureau of Private Land Services assists non-public land owners through various technical assistance and consulting programs in such areas as the forest products industry, forest management, timber harvesting, forest products demonstration and the Saratoga Tree Nursery. The Saratoga Tree Nursery was established in 1902 to produce tree and shrub seedlings for transplant to public and private lands in New York. At the present time, it particularly grows larch, white pine, Norway spruce, white spruce, highbush cranberry, toringo crabapple, autumn olive, rugosa rose and silky dogwood species.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of microfilmed copies of the Saratoga Tree Nursery's genetic histories of trees grown at the Nursery and subsequently transplanted in other locations. These records document the trees initially grown as seedlings at the Nursery and subsequently distributed to public and private lands and landowners for conservation planting. The records show the genetic origin of the tree seedlings and the land-owner and location of their transplanting. The Nursery maintains one copy of the microfilm (approx. 100 reels) at its Saratoga facility and a security copy at the DEC Albany office.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted access: by appointment only.

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilm: 100 reels; 16 mm. Held by the Dept. of Environmental Conservation.

Custodial History

These records are physically maintained by the Bureau of Private Land services.

Location of Original MaterialOriginals held by the Dept. of Environmental Conservation.

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