Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Volume 23, Number 4 (1972) Container Size Affects Dimensions Of White Spruce, Jack Pine Planting Stock

Container Size Affects Dimensions Of White Spruce, Jack Pine Planting Stock

Partly as a result of economic pressures, an increasing interest has surfaced over the past decade in the development of container-planting systems as a possible means of achieving large-scale forestation rapidly and economically. Recent developments in North America differ from traditional concepts of container planting in two respects. First, practical considerations favor containers considerably smaller than those used in the past, and, second, seedlings are usually planted when only a few weeks old and much smaller than conventional nursery stock. The reasons for this are economic rather than biological, influenced by such factors as nursery production costs, weight in relation to transportability, and ease of planting.


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Author(s): John B. Scarratt

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volume 23, Number 4 (1972)

Volume: 23

Number: 4

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