Canadian Forest Service Publications
The influence of nursery systems on plantation establishment in British Columbia. 1991. Arnott, J.T.; White, W. Pages 56-66 in M.I. Menzies, Editors. Efficiency of stand establishment operations. Proceedings of a IUFRO symposium, September 11-15, 1989, Rotorua, New Zealand. N.Z. Forest Research Institute, Rotorua, New Zealand, FRI Bulletin 156.
Available from: Pacific Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 3268
The Styroblock Reforestation System now accounts for 91% of the total of 299 million trees sown this year for outplanting in British Columbia, largely replacing conventional bare-root stock. This paper compares the survival and growth over a 10- to 11-year period of some of the major tree species outplanted in research trials over a range of sites using both reforestation systems. Container-grown seedlings had significantly higher survival than bare-root stock and grew at comparable rates for all species except Douglas-fir. This, plus competitive costs for producing, transporting and planting container-grown seedlings, yields a significant cost-saving to the industry when establishing new forest plantations.