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Operational Rooting of Black Spruce Cuttings

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Approximately one-half million rooted cuttings of black spruce (Picea mariana [Mill.] B.S.P.) were produced from 85 thousand juvenile seedlings in a nine-month period in 1979. Field survival of cuttings out-planted in midsummer on a boreal forest cutover was greater than 90 percent by late fall of the same year. Production of rooted cuttings of both black and white spruce (Picea glauca [Moench] Voss) from full-sib seed orchard progeny is being undertaken.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Superintendent of the Orono Forest Station of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Publication date: 1980-06-01

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