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Storing Spruce Pine Seeds

Spruce pine (Pinus glabra Walt.) is a minor southern pine species scattered among hardwoods and other pines along stream banks or rich moist hummocks of the Coastal Plain from South Carolina to northern Florida, and west to southeastern Louisiana. The species is useful for both pulpwood and sawtimber, but little artificial regeneration has been accomplished because of the lack of information on basic seed properties. Cone maturity and seed stratification needs now have been reported (4,6). Preliminary results of storage tests indicated in 1967 that spruce pine seeds could be more difficult to store than other species of southern pine (3). So, in this study, spruce pine seeds were stored for periods up to 10 years to gain more detailed information.

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Author(s): James P. Barnett

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volume 30, Number 4 (1979)

Section: general

Volume: 30

Number: 4