The Care and Planting of Tree Seedlings on Your Woodland

Mark Elefritz, Mary M. Atkinson and Stephen Fitzgerald
EC 1504 | Published May 2006, Reviewed 2019


Covers the care and handling of seedlings. Discusses proper seedling planting techniques, including timing, tree spacing, planting spot selection, and tools. Highlights common mistakes made when planting, such as crooked roots, improper planting depth, loose trees, and damaged bark. Includes trees per acre and spacing requirements, a list of commonly asked questions and answers, a seedling checklist, and figures that illustrate planting techniques.

About the authors

Mark Elefritz
Former Extension Forestry Agent
Oregon State University
Mary M. Atkinson
Former communications forester
Willamette Industries

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