Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Volume 59, Number 2 (2016) Bigtooth and Quaking Aspen Propagation From Roots Versus Seed

Bigtooth and Quaking Aspen Propagation From Roots Versus Seed

With increased demand for trembling or quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) and bigtooth aspen (P. grandidentata Michx.), the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, F.G. Wilson State Nursery has been conducting operational trials to determine the most efficient and effective way to propagate these plants for reforestation and afforestation activities. Seed propagation trials have been mostly unsuccessful because of the nursery’s coarse, sandy soils. Root propagation trials with varying cutting sizes and with hand and machine planting has resulted in better success than seed propagation, with maximum yields to date of 8 to 9 salable trees per ft2 (86 to 97 per m2). The nursery continues to refine both seed and root propagation techniques to improve efficiency and quality. This paper was presented at a joint meeting of the Northeast Forest and Conservation Nursery Association and Southern Forest Nursery Association (Kent Island, MD, July 20–23, 2015).


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Author(s): Joseph M. Vande Hey

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 56, Number 2 (2013)

Event: Joint Meeting of the Northeast Forest and Conservation Nursery Association and Southern Forest Nursery Association
2015 - Kent Island, MD

Volume: 59

Number: 2

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