lifting, grading, & storage
Description: Hardwood seedlings are sometimes "heeled-in" in outside beds until they can be outplanted. This process is normally only used where refrigerated storage is not available. Heeling-in is effective because dormant hardwoods have lost their leaves and therefore loose little moisture through transpiration. Seedling dormancy cannot be maintained under these conditions, however.
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