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Proceedings of Past Forest Nursery Association Meetings:

Fixing the Edsel Can Bareroot Stock Quality Be Improved?
Simpson, David G.
1988: Vernon, CAN
Bareroot stock quality and subsequent field survival and growth can be improved by: (1) growing seedlings at wider spacings which results in increased dry weight, lower shoot/root ratio, larger root collar diameter and in some cases increased root growth capacity (RGC); (2) root culturing (undercutting or root wrenching) which increases RGC; and (3) nutrient loading with fall applications of nitrogen fertilizers which increases both RGC and field growth.
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