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Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Volume 21, Number 3 (1970) Growing Coniferous Seedlings in Soilles Containers For Field Planting

Growing Coniferous Seedlings in Soilles Containers For Field Planting

A large reforestation effort in North America during the past 40 years has been accomplished almost entirely with bare rooted coniferous stock grown in tree nurseries. Planting bare rooted seedlings is economical, relatively successful, especially for conifers, and can be mechanized. It will probably continue to be the standard method in some forest regions. However, there are a number of adverse soil and site situations, as well as important species differences, for which the use of bare rooted stock is not satisfactory. In such problem situations, planting container-grown trees offers certain advantages not obtainable with conventional nursery stock. Container planting per se is not a new concept. It is used routinely in horticulture and has been widely accepted in the reforestation of many countries, particularly under adverse conditions where special care is needed. As commonly understood, the type of trees that are set out in containers are actually transplants; first produced in conventional nurseries; potted in containers; and then moved to a field in the more favorable container environment. This results in additional handling and production costs, as well as increasing the time necessary to obtain suitable planting stock.

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Author(s): G. Schneider, Donald P. White, Randall Heiligmann

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volume 21, Number 3 (1970)

Volume: 21

Number: 3