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Roots of lodgepole pine seedlings reach depth of only 3 to 4 inches their first season

Informally Refereed
Authors: Daniel L. Noble
Year: 1979
Type: Research Note (RN)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
Source: Res. Note RM-RN-363. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 3 p.

Abstract

First-season lodgepole pine seedlings only had an average rooting depth of 3.8 inches (9.6 cm), 26 branch roots, and a total root length of 9.8 inches (24.9 cm). Seedlings were field-grown in 1977 on scarified-unshaded seedbeds in the central Rocky Mountains, Colorado.

Keywords

root development, seedling growth, Pinus contorta

Citation

Noble, Daniel L. 1979. Roots of lodgepole pine seedlings reach depth of only 3 to 4 inches their first season. Res. Note RM-RN-363. 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/65256