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Trenk, Fred B. (Fred Benjamin), 1900- / Forest planting handbook
(1932)

Planting methods and equipment,   pp. 7-13 PDF (1.8 MB)


Page 7


               Planting Methods and Equipment
  Local soil conditions such as blow sand, stony hillsides, or cut over
pine lands, present problems in the details of planting. A more com-
plete discussion of these problems is found beginning on page 17.
There are certain fundamental practices to follow wherever trees are
planted for forest purposes. These will be considered first.
Time of Year for Planting
  Fall planting is satisfactory if limited to light, sandy soils on which
there is little danger of frost "heaving," frequently caused by
alter-
  Fifteen year old Norway pine plantation on abandoned sandy field.
nate freezing and thawing during the winter and early spring months.
Spring planting is recommended on heavier soils, particularly in the
southern part of the state, where the trees are not covered by snow
continuously during the winter.
  Fall planting should begin about September 1, and may continue
until heavy frosts occur. Trees should never be planted in frozen
ground. The spring planting season usually begins about April 20 in
southern Wisconsin and about May 1 in the extreme northern coun-
tieas Spring planting should cease as soon as the terminal buds -of the
young trees have opened, and the new leaves have begun to grow. The
spring planting season at any one place in the state does not last
more than a month, and is usually limited to about 25 days.
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