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)
Credit Line: U.S. Forest Service.



Undercutting seedlings with a horse-drawn L-bar
(@ 1905)
Credit Line: U.S. Forest Service.



Applying sulfuric acid to control "damping off"

Credit Line: U.S. Forest Service.



Skinner irrigation system

Credit Line: U.S. Forest Service.



Tree planting camp in the Dismal River Forest Reserve

Credit Line: U.S. Forest Service.



Seedlings being shipped to "Forest Reserves" in surrounding states
Credit Line: U.S. Forest Service.



Last Updated: January 26, 2018