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Survival and growth of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) seedlings in north Sweden: effects of planting position and arginine phosphate addition

Häggström, Bodil and Domevscik, Matej and Öhlund, Jonas and Nordin, Annika (2021). Survival and growth of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) seedlings in north Sweden: effects of planting position and arginine phosphate addition. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. 36 , 423-433
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Forest regeneration by tree planting on harvested sites in the boreal forests of northern Europe is frequently preceded by site preparation to increase survival and growth of the seedlings. We studied whether a small addition of arginine phosphate (AP treatment) at the time of planting would further enhance the seedlings' early performance. Following two growth seasons, we investigated survival and growth of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) seedlings on 11 locations between latitudes 61.1 degrees N and 67.1 degrees N in the boreal forest of northern Sweden. The planting positions of seedlings were on capped mounds and bare mineral soil following mechanical site preparation, and in non-prepared soil. We found that seedling survival following site preparation increased with AP treatment. On capped mounds, seedling survival was more variable and appeared more dependent on precipitation during the first month after planting than seedlings positioned in the mineral soil. The positive effect of AP treatment on seedling growth differed between sites and was more pronounced on sites with longer growing seasons. AP treatment had no significant effect on survival of seedlings planted in non-prepared soil, while the positive effect on growth was more pronounced at sites with higher fertility using this planting position.

Authors/Creators:Häggström, Bodil and Domevscik, Matej and Öhlund, Jonas and Nordin, Annika
Title:Survival and growth of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) seedlings in north Sweden: effects of planting position and arginine phosphate addition
Series Name/Journal:Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:36
Page range:423-433
Number of Pages:11
Publisher:TAYLOR & FRANCIS AS
ISSN:0282-7581
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
Keywords:Pinus sylvestris, forest regeneration, seedling survival, seedling growth, planting positions, arginine phosphate
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-113289
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-113289
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DOI10.1080/02827581.2021.1957999
Web of Science (WoS)000679878100001
ID Code:26287
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology
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Deposited On:09 Dec 2021 09:53
Metadata Last Modified:09 Dec 2021 10:01

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