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Forestry Tree Nursery Practices in the United States

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Results are presented of a study made to determine the different tree species produced by forest nurseries, their order of magnitude, and the methods used to grow them. Current practices are compared to those used a decade ago. Coating of seeds with bird repellants, increased use of soil sterilants, and a new technique for stratifying seeds constitute the more important changes. Major problems at nurseries have changed little since 1954. Soil fertility, weed control, and seedling diseases continue to be the most critical areas for additional research.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Amherst, and Head, Forest Research Unit, New York State Conservation Department, Albany

Publication date: September 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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