Various issues pertaining to artificial reforestation using coniferous planting stock are presented in the question/ answer format. The discussed topics include: planting into organic soil substrates, microsite selection, planting depth, and closing the planting hole. These topics are viewed in the context of different site-related or climate-associated factors that may limit the successful establishment and growth of planted seedlings. A brief discussion of the literature on basic requirements for seedling growth and survival is also presented.
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Updated April 19, 2007