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Effect of Container Size and Copper Treatment on Western White Pine Seedling Growth and Survival

Regan, D. J. and Davis, A. S. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations 2007, p. 104-108. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Proceedings RMRS-P-57. 2008.

Our study objective was to compare survival and growth of outplanted western white pine (Pinus monticola) seedlings, grown in 2 sizes of containers, with and without copper coating. We hypothesized that seedlings grown with copper treatment would outperform non-copper seedlings based on better root penetration, which facilitates water and nutrient uptake, and that seedlings that were larger at outplanting would maintain their size difference over time.


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Author(s): Donald J. Regan, Anthony S. Davis

Section: Outplanting Performance

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