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Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes, Issue 18 (1954) Rubber Bands for Bundling Seedlings

Rubber Bands for Bundling Seedlings

Many nurseries count and bundle seedlings into units of 50 or a multiple thereof. Generally, bundles are held together with twine that may be applied either by hand or with a tying machine. Hand tying and machine tying have many disadvantages. Hand tying is slow and costly. Machines frequently get out of adjustment. N. D. Pearce, of the Auburn Nursery, found that rubber bands were as effective as twine in securing the bundles. In 1951-52, a 2 foot section of 6 inch stove pipe was mounted on the grading table. A supply of rubber bands was stretched over the pipe. Roots of the seedlings in a bundle were inserted into the pipe and a rubber band was pulled off the pipe onto and around the bundle.


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Author(s): Jack T. May

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Issue 18 (1954)

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