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Development of Planting Tool for Long-Rooted Seedlings to Optimize Inverted Humus Mound Performance

Author(s) or contact(s): R.G. McMinn
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Seedling Performance
Series: FRDA Report
Other details:  Published 1990. Hardcopy is available.


This report examines the relative effectiveness of long rooted interior spruce seedlings (PSB 323) planted in mineral soil capped inverted humus mounds. The long-rooted seedlings were larger and had more new roots than standard sized seedlings at the end of the first full growing season. The prototype planting tool developed to plant long-rooted seedlings was found to be very effective even when mounds with deep mineral soil cappings were dry.

FRDA Research Report 141 (851 KB)

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