Title

Effects of Storage, Planting Date, and Shelter on Engelmann Spruce Containerized Seedlings in the Central Rockies

Authors

S D. Roberts

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Western Journal of Applied Forestry

Publication Date

1991

Volume

6

Issue

2

Abstract

Containerized Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii) seedlings were treated with different nursery storage methods, planting dates, and amounts of overstory shelter after planting. Third-year survival of seedlings stored in refrigeration did not differ from that of seedlings maintained in a lathhouse prior to planting. Survival of seedlings planted in mid-June was about 70% compared to 48% for seedlings planted in late July. Survival was only 52% within strip shelterwood units and more than 72% in the more protected environment of uniform shelterwood units. Seedlings within strip shelterwood units were slightly taller after 3 years than those under a uniform shelterwood.

Comments

Originally published by the Society of American Foresters. Abstract available through remote link. Subscription required to access article fulltext.

First Page

36

Last Page

38