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Effect of Peat, Shade, and Seedling Size on Growth of Atlantic White Cedar Transplants

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One-year-old seedlings of Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides [L.] B. S. P.) were grown for 1 yr in a transplant bed to determine the effects of factorial combinations of seedling size, shade, and peat amendments on nursery growth and subsequent first-year field performance. Growth in the nursery was improved by shade and peat. Resulting transplants, 0.4 to 0.7 m tall, were established in the field, using three site preparation treatments: none, roll and chop, and mounding. Survival and first-year height were similar for the three site preparation treatments. Small but significant residual effects of peat amendments and shade were still evident after one growing season in the field. Damage from deer and rabbits reduced total height by about 30% the first year. South. J. Appl. For. 16(1):5-10.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 33726, Raleigh, NC 27636-3726

Publication date: February 1, 1999

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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