Coniferous seedling survival: Poor survival may be due to physiological conditions associated with root-producing ability of planting stock
Edward C. Stone, University of California
California Agriculture 9(2):7-15. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v009n02p7.
Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows:
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.
Edward C. Stone is Assistant Professor of Forestry, University of California, Berkeley.
The above progress report is based on Research Project No. 1577.