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Late lifting and freezing in plastic bags improve white spruce survival after storage

Overwinter storage of conifer seedlings is useful f or various reasons, but two compelling ones at the Alberta Provincial Tree Nursery (Edmonton, Alberta) are to reduce the spring workload and improve inventory accuracy for planning o f planting schedules. This article reports studies o f several packaging methods and storage at sub-freezing temperature for white spruce. A 1966 trial showed that survival of conifer seedlings after storage at 340 to 360F. was improved by delaying lifting until Oct. 24 when compared with lifting (1) up to a month earlier. A recent publication describes successful long term storage of red pine frozen in plastic bags (6).


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Author(s): Drake Hocking, B. Ward

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volume 23, Number 3 (1972)

Volume: 23

Number: 3