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    Author(s): Elizabeth A. Bernhardt; Tedmund J. Swiecki
    Date: 1991
    Source: In: Standiford, Richard B., tech. coord. 1991. Proceedings of the symposium on oak woodlands and hardwood rangeland management; October 31 - November 2, 1990; Davis, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-126. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 2-8
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    We set up experiments at four locations in northern California to demonstrate minimum input techniques for restocking valley oak, Quercus lobata. Overall emergence of acorns planted in 1989 ranged from 47 to 61 percent. Use of supplemental irrigation had a significant positive effect on seedling growth at two of three sites. Mulch, of organic materials or polypropylene landscape fabric, significantly increased growth at all four locations. Seedlings enclosed in individual wire cages were effectively protected from browsing by deer or cattle.

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    Bernhardt, Elizabeth A.; Swiecki, Tedmund J. 1991. Minimum Input Techniques for Valley Oak Restocking. In: Standiford, Richard B., tech. coord. 1991. Proceedings of the symposium on oak woodlands and hardwood rangeland management; October 31 - November 2, 1990; Davis, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-126. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 2-8

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