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Old-field planting of white spruce

In 1963 an experiment was established in an old field to test the planting of white spruce in soil plugs versus bare-root stock; site preparation versus scalping and planting in sod; and 2-0 versus 2-2 stock. The 2-0 stock performed unacceptably. The plugs showed no benefit in survival rate, some in growth but at high cost and considerable damage to the nursery beds. Site preparation was of much benefit, about 12.6 percent greater height at 10 years, at reasonable cost.


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Author(s): R. E. Mullin

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 26, Number 4 (1975)

Volume: 26

Number: 4

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