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    Author(s): R. Kasten Dumroese
    Date: 2003
    Source: Western Journal Applied Forestry 18(3): 175-178
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    I 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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    Dumroese, R. Kasten. 2003. Marking tree seeds with spray paint for germination studies. Western Journal Applied Forestry 18(3): 175-178


    Western white pine, ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, western larch

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