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Using Tree Shelters as Deep Containers

Bainbridge, D. A. Tree Planters' Notes 55(2):49-54. 2012.

Tubex™ tree shelters worked well as containers for growing mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa Torr.) for a desert restoration site. The double-wall shelter resulted in increased growth in the container and development of a robust root system and shoot for planting on severe sites. With the tree shelter installed after planting, very little material remains to be returned to the nursery. Gravity wick irrigation worked well for these deep-rooted plants and appears to be a promising method for remote sites.

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Author(s): David A. Bainbridge

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volume 55, Number 2 (2012)

Volume: 55

Number: 2