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Easy Way to Sow Cottonwood Nursery Beds

An easy method of sowing cottonwood seed on nursery beds has been developed at Stoneville, Miss. Mature catkins are simply hung on two wires stretched 3 feet apart and 1 foot above the beds, and seed falls on the beds as the capsules open. The beds at Stoneville are 4 feet wide by 100 feet long. They have frames of stakes and crosspieces at 6-foot intervals along their lengths. The wires on which the catkins are hung are stretched lengthwise on these frames to help support standard 4-foot snow fencing used for partial shade.


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Author(s): John L. Gammage, Louis C. Maisenhelder

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

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