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Marking tree seeds with spray paint for germination studiesAuthor(s): R. Kasten Dumroese
Source: Western Journal Applied Forestry 18(3): 175-178
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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DescriptionI evaluated the potential use of spray paint for marking conifer seeds for germination studies in forest nurseries. For bulk seedlots of large-seeded species like western white pine (Pinus monticola), ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), paint had little or no effect on six different germination parameters, but negatively affected germination of western larch (Larix occidentalis). On a family level with pine seeds, spray paint may or may not be appropriate depending on the specfic objectives of hte researcher and the level of conservation used.
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CitationDumroese, R. Kasten. 2003. Marking tree seeds with spray paint for germination studies. Western Journal Applied Forestry 18(3): 175-178
KeywordsWestern white pine, ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, western larch
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