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Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Volume 51, Number 1 (2005) A Review of the Pull-Up and Leave-Down Methods of Planting Loblolly Pine

A Review of the Pull-Up and Leave-Down Methods of Planting Loblolly Pine

Two schools of thought exist regarding the planting of bare-root seedlings. One school favors the “pull-up” method where the seedling is pulled-up 3 to 10 cm after placing the roots in the planting hole. Although this action purportedly straightens the taproot, data are lacking to show this extra step actually improves field performance.


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Author(s): David B. South

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 51, Number 1 (2005)

Volume: 51

Number: 1

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