Coniferous seedling survival: Poor survival may be due to physiological conditions associated with root-producing ability of planting stock
AuthorEdward C. Stone
Author AffiliationsEdward C. Stone is Assistant Professor of Forestry, University of California, Berkeley.
Hilgardia 9(2):7-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v009n02p7. February 1955.
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.
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