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Watering Plantation Trees

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Low survival in regions with exceedingly dry summers has long been a serious obstacle to successful planting. This article gives the results of different degrees of watering in a part of California where the total rainfall for June, July, and August is only 3/4 inch. Highly satisfactory survival was obtained by watering during the first summer only. The practice is not suggested for extensive state and national-forest planting but is considered feasible for farm, windbreak, erosion-control, and similar intensive reforestation.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Formerly Assistant to technician, Institute of Forest Genetics

Publication date: June 1, 1944

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
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