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Engelmann spruce seedling roots reach depth of 3 to 4 inches their first season

Informally Refereed
Authors: Daniel L. Noble
Year: 1973
Type: Research Note (RN)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
Source: Res. Note RM-RN-241. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 3 p.

Abstract

First-year Engelmann spruce seedlings have an average rooting depth of 3.4 inches, 11 branch roots, and a total root length of 5 inches. Seedlings were field-grown on scarified shaded seedbeds in the central Rocky Mountains, Colorado.

Keywords

root development, seedling survival, Picea engemannii

Citation

Noble, Daniel L. 1973. Engelmann spruce seedling roots reach depth of 3 to 4 inches their first season. Res. Note RM-RN-241. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 3 p.
https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/treesearch/65255