+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Lifting and storing bareroot blue oak (Quercus douglasii) seedlings

Lifting and storing bareroot blue oak (Quercus douglasii) seedlings

New Forests 8(2): 89-103

In California today, several species of native oaks are not regenerating adequately. Artificial regeneration is a means of ensuring sufficient recruitment to replace trees that die or are harvested, and restoring areas where trees have been cleared. Until recently, however, no bareroot oak seedlings were being produced in the state and there was little information to guide nursery operators. This study evaluated the potential of bareroot blue oak seedlings to survive and grow after outplanting. Results indicated that 1--0 nursery stock performed well in the field as long as seedlings were planted early enough in the season to take advantage of a favorable growing environment. Late lifting and long storage resulted in planting at a time when soils were already becoming dry and temperatures were hot. As a result, seedlings grew slowly or even died. Seedlings lifted early in the season (December) grew best. Either one or two months of storage had little effect on seedlings lifted at this time of year. However, seedlings lifted in January, February, and even early March performed adequately as long as they were in the ground by early March. In this study, root growth capacity was not a good predictor of subsequent field performance.

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 002423434

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

DOI: 10.1007/bf00028187

Related references

Response of foliar gallotannins to browsing and drought in blue oak quercus douglasii h and a seedlings. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 72(2 SUPPL): 144, 1991

Effect of root pinching on growth patterns of blue oak (Quercus douglasii H. & A.) seedlings. Phyton Horn 34(1): 109-118, 1994

Competition for soil water between annual plants and blue oak (Quercus douglasii) seedlings. Oecologia 79(4): 533-541, 1989

Competitive effects of grassland annuals on soil water and blue oak (Quercus douglasii) seedlings. Ecology 74(1): 68-82, 1993

Long-term growth and persistence of blue oak (Quercus douglasii) seedlings in a California oak savanna. Madrono 54(4): 269-274, 2007

Competition for inorganic and organic N by blue oak (Quercus douglasii) seedlings, an annual grass, and soil microorganisms in a pot study. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 36(1): 135-144, 2004

Competition for soil water between perennial bunch-grass (Elymus glaucus B.B.) and blue oak seedlings (Quercus douglasii H. & A.). Agroforestry Systems 32(3): 225-235, 1995

Effects of annual grass senescence on 15NH4+ and 15N-glycine uptake by blue oak (Quercus douglasii) seedlings and soil microorganisms in California oak woodland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 37(3): 551-559, 2005

Modified exponential nitrogen loading to promote morphological quality and nutrient storage of bareroot-cultured Quercus rubra and Quercus alba seedlings. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 21(4): 306-316, 2006

Hardwood bareroot seedlings quality assessment based on field performance. Results of Quercus petraea seedlings. Sherwood Foreste ed Alberi Oggi (138): 33-38, 2007

Blue Oak (Quercus douglasii) control by the cut surface method. Mtg. Weed Soc. Amer. [1964, 1964

Growth trends of blue oak (Quercus douglasii) in California. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 23(8): 1720-1724, 1993

Historical recruitment of quercus douglasii blue oak in southern california usa. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 71(2 SUPPL): 183, 1990

Survival of Quercus douglasii (Fagaceae) seedlings under the influence of fire and grazing. Madrono 39(1): 47-53, 1992