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Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Issue 71 (1965) Stock Distribution Practices at the Mt. Shasta Nursery

Stock Distribution Practices at the Mt. Shasta Nursery

When seedlings are lifted at the Mt. Shasta Nursery, they are put into 14- by 19- by 29-inch field crates. The crates hold about 2,000 2-0 pine seedlings. When filled, the crates are hauled to the packing shed to be graded and packed. Most seedlings are grouped into one of two grades--large for machine planting and small for hand planting. Grading standards, based mostly on stem diameters, have been established by the Nursery. The packing shed has two grading tables and a packing circle at the end of each table (figs. 1, 2). Overhead elevators transport packing material to the packing circles. The tables are equipped with 30-foot-long rubber belts that have been divided into spaces about 6 inches wide. Each space has a circle with a letter painted on it.

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Author(s): Karl B. Landquist

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Issue 71 (1965)