The SAMAC Nursery Accreditation Scheme has aligned itself with the Seedling Growers’ Association of South Africa (SGASA). SGASA’s Certification Scheme aims to (i) promote good nursery practices, (ii) ensure legislative requirements are met and (iii) recognise nurseries that are excelling in our industry.
SAMAC recommends buying from SGASA-accredited nurseries, but recognises that all nurseries cannot be audited at once and some first-audits are scheduled for the end of 2018 only. SAMAC does not accept any responsibility for nursery trees and it is the responsibility of the grower/purchaser to inspect the trees prior to delivery.
In summary, SAMAC encourages members to buy nurseries from SGASA-accredited nurseries and if that is not possible, to support the nurseries below that are in the process of becoming SGASA-accredited. Always inspect trees before ordering to ensure that the quality is acceptable because remember a tree is an investment that needs to support the grower for several decades!