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From Oak-Hickory Tie Orchards to Profitable White Pine--By Direct Seeding

Low-yielding, economically marginal plateau hardwood stands--tie orchards--can be converted to profitable eastern white pine by direct seeding. In a study near Sewanee, Tenn., both repellent-coated and untreated seed pro-duced acceptable stands when broadcast sown on disked sites. But by reducing seed losses to birds and rodents, the repellents almost doubled the number of surviving seedlings and significantly improved their distribution.


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Author(s): Thomas E. Russell

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Issue 67 (1964)

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