Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Coniferous seedling survival: Poor survival may be due to physiological conditions associated with root-producing ability of planting stock

Author

Edward C. Stone

Author Affiliations

Edward C. Stone is Assistant Professor of Forestry, University of California, Berkeley.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 9(2):7-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v009n02p7. February 1955.

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Abstract

At least half of the more than 12 million coniferous seedlings planted in California during the past five years failed to survive their first summer in the field. Part of this failure can be related to factors such as rodents, livestock, and competing vegetation. On the other hand, there are many instances where the reason is not apparent; not even the long summer drought nor the high temperatures associated with California's Mediterranean-like climate are satisfactory explanations.

Stone E. 1955. Coniferous seedling survival: Poor survival may be due to physiological conditions associated with root-producing ability of planting stock. Hilgardia 9(2):7-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v009n02p7
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