Regenerating Wet Sites with Bare-Root and Containerized Loblolly Pine Seedlings
Seedling survival on a 1983 planted test site with a perched water table was 99% for both containerized and bare-root seedlings planted in May after the perched water table receded and 15% for seedlings planted in February while soils were saturated. Also, differences in survival for May 1984 plantings on an upland flatwoods site, a terrace along an ephemeral stream, and a river floodplain site, indicate that each site possesses inherent properties uniquely influencing seedling survival. After the perched water table had receded, first-year mean survival of containerized seedlings was 19% higher than for bare-root seedlings. Some families showed tolerance to excessive soil moisture and are probably well suited for general planting on wet sites. The higher cost of containerized seedlings can be justified if a replant or marginal survival can be avoided. South J. Appl. For. 11(1): 52-56.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Potlatch Corporation, Warren, AR 71671
Publication date: 1987-02-01
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