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Effects of Cold Storage and Planting Date on Red Pine Survival and Growth

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Effects of cold storage and planting date on first-year survival and height growth of red pine seedlings were evaluated in a one-year study in north-central West Virginia. Both survival and height growth were reduced as time in cold storage increased. Good survival was obtained for plantings made as late as 25 June, after 73 days in cold storage. Satisfactory height growth occurred for plantings made as late as 23 July. There was no significant difference in survival before and after fall frost for any planting dates except the 20 August planting. Reduced height growth for the later plantings was probably a consequence of the short growing season remaining. There was no indication that the length of time in cold storage affected the period required for buds to break dormancy. North J. Appl. For. 2:51-53, June 1985.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: P.O. Box 6125, Division of Forestry, West Virginia University, Morgantown 26506-6125

Publication date: 1985-06-01

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