For the past decades forest seedlings have been stored outside over the winter time in Iceland. There is a growing interest in using freezers to store seedlings during the winter, as this method eases the transportation of seedlings and can better guarantee their quality.
A PhD project, carried out by Rakel J. Jónsdóttir, compares survival, growth and autumn freezing tolerance for seedlings stored in freezers and in an outdoor storage. After planting the seedlings at various dates in early spring and summer. The result will help to deal with increasing production and planting of seedlings.