Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes, Issue 38 (1959) Wood Treated with Penta Can Damage Pine Nursery Seedlings

Wood Treated with Penta Can Damage Pine Nursery Seedlings

Wood treated with pentachlorophenol should be used with caution in pine seedling nurseries. During 1958 many freshly germinated pine seedlings died in experimental nurseries in Mississippi and Texas where the bedboards and screen frames were of preservative-treated wood. Damage was suspected to have been caused by the preservative, 5 percent pentachlorophenol in diesel oil.


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Author(s): Edwin R. Ferguson

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Issue 38 (1959)

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