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Use of Clay Solution in Seedling Package

One of the larger tree-planting firms of North Carolina has been using a clay sus-pension for dipping the roots of seedlings prior to planting. The results in improved survival have been great enough that this firm has continued its use. for some five or more years. Use of the dip was developed as a safety measure for seedling roots, not as a cure-all for tree planting. Before the past planting season, this firm requested that the State nursery dip the seedlings prior to packaging, thus eliminating the operation at the individual planting sites. It was agreed that the State would be reimbursed for the expense of this operation. Approximately 8 million seedlings were in this order.

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Author(s): William A. Bland

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Issue 51 (1962)

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