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Planting Can Be Better Than Direct Seeding of Douglas-Fir

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Total height and height growth of 10-year-old Douglas-fir seedlings in 1965 have increased directly with the number of years in the nursery, although the relationship is highly variable. Planted seedlings which at age three were 0.29 to 0.48 feet taller than seeded trees, grown from the same seed lot, have become from 2.00 to 4.06 feet taller on the average by age 10. Survival of planted seedlings, which at age 10 averaged 75 percent, was much better than that resulting from sowing of six seeds per spot.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor, Research Note No. 55. Faculty of Forestry, University of B.C., Vancouver 8, B.C., Canada

Publication date: April 1, 1968

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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.
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