Improving oak regeneration

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There are some options on how to help oaks regenerate and this is by implementing some practices. These include both soil scarification and underplanting. Soil scarification is a silvicultural treatment that may increase both germination rates and oak seedling establishment which only requires limited labor and readily available equipment. Underplanting nursery-grown tree seedlings is the other option. In this method, it is important to use large and high-quality seedlings as this aspect can greatly affect the field performance of the trees. Combining this process with overstory treatments is an effective method on establishing competitive oak seedlings. Furthermore, this practice allows a greater control over seedling densities and species composition.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationForest Landowner
StatePublished - Nov 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Plant Science


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