Skip to Main Content
Effects of pine sawdust, hardwood sawdust, and peat on bareroot soil propertiesAuthor(s): Paul Koll; Martin F. Jurgensen; R. Kasten Dumroese
Source: In: Riley, L. E.; Pinto, J. R.; Dumroese, R. K., tech. cords. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations-2009. Proc. RMRS-P-62. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 71-75.
Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
PDF: Download Publication (267.47 KB)
DescriptionWe investigated the effects of three organic amendments on soil properties and seedling growth at the USDA Forest Service JW Toumey Nursery in Watersmeet, MI. Pine sawdust (red pine, Pinus resinosa), hardwood sawdust (maple [Acer spp.] and aspen [Populus spp.]), and peat were individually incorporated into a loamy sand nursery soil in August 2006, and soil properties were sampled periodically for the next 14 months. Red, jack (Pinus banksiana), and white pine (Pinus strobus) were sown into test plots in June 2007 and sampled for growth responses at the end of the growing season. We hypothesized that pine sawdust and peat could be used as satisfactory soil amendments to improve soil conditions and reduce costs when compared to hardwood sawdust in bareroot nursery soils.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationKoll, Paul; Jurgensen, Martin F.; Dumroese, R. Kasten. 2010. Effects of pine sawdust, hardwood sawdust, and peat on bareroot soil properties. In: Riley, L. E.; Pinto, J. R.; Dumroese, R. K., tech. cords. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations-2009. Proc. RMRS-P-62. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 71-75.
Keywordssoil amendments, bareroot nursery, organic matter, soil fertility
- Estimating red pine site index in northern Minnesota.
- Proceedings of the ninth Lake States Forest Tree Improvement Conference, August 22-23, 1969.
- Site-index comparisons for tree species in northern Minnesota.
XML: View XML