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Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes, Issue 33 (1958) Survival and Growth of 2-0 Longleaf and Loblolly Seedlings in the Field

Survival and Growth of 2-0 Longleaf and Loblolly Seedlings in the Field

Will 2-0 southern pine seedlings survive better or grow faster than 1-0 seedlings? This is a question that has been considered by many people connected with forest regeneration. In order to partially clarify this question, the Forestry Department of the Agricultural Experiment Station, Alabama Polytechnic Institute in cooperation with the U. S. Forest Service at Marianna, Fla. , and the St. Regis Paper Company, Pensacola, Fla., made experimental outplantings during the 1953- 54 planting season of 2-0 and 1-0 longleaf and loblolly seedlings. There is little information concerning the behavior of 2-0 southern pine stock, but it seems possible that certain second year developments could improve survival or growth. Longleaf will develop a larger root collar, which is indicative of its ability to survive. Food reserves of both species could become greater over a 2-year period: thereby, promoting survival and early growth.

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Author(s): E.S. Lyle, Jr., A. R. Gilmore, Jack T. May

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Issue 33 (1958)

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