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Effects of Storage, Planting Date, and Shelter on Engelmann Spruce Containerized Seedlings in the Central Rockies
Western Journal of Applied Forestry (1991)
  • James N. Long, Utah State University
  • Scott D Roberts
Abstract
Containerized Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii) seedlings were treated with different nursery storage methods, planting dates, and amounts of overstory shelter after planting. Third-year survival of seedlings stored in refrigeration did not differ from that of seedlings maintained in a lathhouse prior to planting. Survival of seedlings planted in mid-June was about 70% compared to 48% for seedlings planted in late July. Survival was only 52% within strip shelterwood units and more than 72% in the more protected environment of uniform shelterwood units. Seedlings within strip shelterwood units were slightly taller after 3 years than those under a uniform shelterwood.
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Publication Date
1991
Citation Information
James N. Long and Scott D Roberts. "Effects of Storage, Planting Date, and Shelter on Engelmann Spruce Containerized Seedlings in the Central Rockies" Western Journal of Applied Forestry Vol. 6 Iss. 2 (1991) p. 36 - 38
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jameslong/197/