Description: The newly-sown seedbeds are kept "moist, but not wet" and seeds germinate within a few weeks. The overhead sprinkler irrigation not only supplies water for seedling growth, but also is used to cool the soil surface while the new germinants are still succulent. Irrigation can also provide protection against late fall or early spring frosts.
Image type: Field
Image location: , United States
Specimen in collection: No
Name: Thomas D. 'Tom' Landis
Organization: USDA Forest Service
Country: United States
Series:Introduction to Forest Nursery Management