Leaders in seedling and clonal forestry

120 Eumungerie Road,Narromine 2821 Australia
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About Us

Established in 1982 by the Yates Seeds Group as a vegetable seedling nursery, Narromine Transplants commenced the production of forestry seedlings in 1992, following a management buyout of the Yates operation.

Since then the nursery has converted to pure forestry, and has expanded to become one of the largest containerised tree seedling growers in Australia, on a site consisting of over 61 hectares, with the capacity to supply 18 million tree seedlings annually.

Narromine Transplants is also a leader in clonal forestry for temperate and sub-tropical regions, producing selected single species and hybrid Eucalypts from cuttings.

The workforce of the combined seedling and clonal operation involves 14 full time staff and as many as 35 casual staff, during the peak of the season. The original manager, David Cliffe and his family now wholly own the nursery.

Narromine Transplants is accredited under the Nursery and Garden Industry Australia's Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme Australia (NIASA). This accreditation is our clients' guarantee of best practice in crop management, crop hygiene, water management and general site maintenance.

Narromine Transplants has always been innovative in its approach to producing the best quality planting material available.
Our innovations include:

Key Staff

David Cliffe, Managing Director

David Cliffe has been involved in horticulture for 35 years within the seed and nursery industry.

For twenty years, David worked for the Yates Seed Group, as a field officer and parent seed production manager at Griffith, Dubbo, Narromine, Ayr and the Ord River, then as Farm Manager of the Dubbo and Narromine research stations. The amalgamation of two of Yates Seeds research stations into a single entity at Narromine and the first manager of that station. In 1988, he left Yates to work as General Manager of Australian Plantations, Australia's first large scale Tea Tree plantation, based at Lismore NSW. Following this he spent a brief period as manager at Lockyer Seedling Producers before returning to Narromine as managing director and owner of Narromine Transplants in 1992.

In 2002 the Nursery and Garden Industry Australia gave David an Award of Honour, followed in 2004 by Life Membership. He was also bestowed with an Award of Honour by the International Plant Propagators Society in 2006.

Email: d.cliffe@transplants.com.au

Alex Cliffe, Operations Manager

Alex Cliffe joined Narromine Transplants in 2007. His role is to manage seedling and vegetative propagation operations and logistics.

Email: alex@transplants.com.au

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