Growth of Loblolly Pine with Roots Planted in Five Configurations
Author: Woods, Frank W.
Source: Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, Volume 4, Number 2, 1 May 1980 , pp. 70-73(4)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) planted in two locations with roots in straight, slanted, L-shaped, P-shaped, and balled configurations were excavated and measured seven years after planting. At each location, there were no differences (P = .05) between treatments in survival, height growth, or d.b.h. However, at one site and for pooled data from both sites, trees with balled roots had smaller root collars than trees with L-shaped roots. There was no firm evidence that trees planted with bent, balled, or slanted root systems were less productive than those planted with a straight tap root.
Document Type: Journal article
Publication date: 1980-05-01
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