Introduction to the Canadian Standards for Nursery Stock
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Canadian Standards for Nursery Stock, 8th Edition

In applying these standards, it should be understood that nursery stock is not a manufactured article which can be produced to an exact specification. In spite of a high degree of standard cultural practices, habit and growth will be influenced by various climatic conditions found across Canada.

In the preparation of this edition, the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) would like to thank the Standards Committee:

Chairperson             - William Stensson, Ontario
Committee Member - Stuart Bronson, British Columbia
Committee Member - Bob Chan, Ontario
Committee Member - Christene Levatte, Nova Scotia
Committee Member - Glen Lumis, Ontario
Committee Member - Garfield Marshall, British Columbia
Committee Member - Ray Shiverton, Quebec
Committee Member - Dave Van Belle, British Columbia
Committee Member - Len Smit, British Columbia
Committee Member - Harold Voogd, Alberta
Staff Coordinator      - Joel Beatson / Joseph Salemi, CNLA

Special acknowledgements to:
Landscape Nova Scotia Horticultural Trades Association; Composting Council of Canada.

As we work closely with our counterpart in the U.S. (The American Nursery and Landscape Association), we are confident that we have maintained a good line of conformity with the ANLA Standards to ensure easy movement of nursery stock to the U.S.

The national Board of Directors of the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) is cognizant of the fact that these standards need periodic revision and invites input from members and associations.

Compliance Language
The principal function of the Standards is to help provide an aid to purchasers and vendors of nursery stock, to communicate with confidence by using a comprehensive and consistent set of measurements and specifications nomenclature.  Compliance with the Standards assures that purchasers receive nursery stock that is consistent and which has been measured, sized and prepared for shipment in the manner expected.

Reproduction in any form of this publication is NOT permitted without the expressed permission of  the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA).

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