The effects of tree shelters on seedling survival and growth of two bottomland hardwood species: third-year results

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  • Authors: Stuhlinger, H. Christoph; Earl, Jeffery A.; Montgomery, Rebecca A.
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
  • Source: In: Stanturf, John A., ed. 2010. Proceedings of the 14th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–121. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 589-590.

Abstract

Tree shelters can aid hardwood seedling establishment by increasing early survival and growth. Tree shelters are translucent plastic tubes that act as mini-greenhouses by maintaining higher humidity environments around the seedlings (Minter and others 1992). Shelters can also protect seedlings from herbivory (Schweitzer and others 1999). Lower cost shelters may provide the same benefits as more expensive shelters.

  • Citation: Stuhlinger, H. Christoph; Earl, Jeffrey A.; Montgomery, Rebecca A. 2010. The effects of tree shelters on seedling survival and growth of two bottomland hardwood species: third-year results. In: Stanturf, John A., ed. 2010. Proceedings of the 14th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–121. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 589-590.
  • Posted Date: August 18, 2010
  • Modified Date: October 20, 2010
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