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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 13


Care after Planting
  The cultivation of plantations hastens growth, but the cost of cul-
tivating is too great to be recommended generally. A moderate
amount of shade, especially with white pine and the spruces, has been
found beneficial in preventing injury and loss which may be caused
  Pack the soil firmly around the roots with full weight on the heel.
by too high soil temperature resulting from the full rays of the sun
beating on the tender bark and on the unprotected soil near the roots
of the trees.
  Fire protection measures are the most important to consider after
planting. The plantation should be directly accessible by a road or
trail so that fire fighting equipment may be brought to it in case of a
fire. It is advisable to clear a 15 foot fire strip or lane around each
40 acre plantation. If practicable, this strip should be plowed or disced
every two or three years.
  Livestock grazing must never be allowed as the trees are certain.
to be badly injured or destroyed by the trampling or browsing of the
animals.
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