Hurricane Michael Salvage & Recovery
Recovery Efforts are in Full Swing in
Florida, Georgia, and Alabama
Planting for Better Survival
Shallow planting is a major cause of seedling mortality. Bareroot seedlings should be planted at least 2 inches above the root collar, i.e., 2 inches deeper than they were grown in the nursery. For container Loblolly and/or Slash Pine, our recommendation is to plant the root ball at or slightly below ground level to get the roots down to moist soil and for stability. The recommended planting depth for container Longleaf in open agriculture fields, scalped fields and wet sites is where the root ball is slightly above ground level to make sure the bud does not get covered. Cut over hand planted areas should have the root ball at ground level or slightly above.
Here Dr. Paul Jeffreys shows you what a well-planted seedling looks like – the right way.
Don’t Cut the Roots!
A few weeks back, I accompanied a former student of mine, now a professional forester, to a planting site on his company land to inspect both seedling and planting quality. As we arrived on the tract that had been site prepared for its new forest, I noticed something that deeply concerned me. One of the planters had separated himself from the rest of the crew and was filling his planting bag for another run. He was down on both knees with his hoedad planting tool firmly secured between them.
Remember, your seedlings arrive from our nurseries with the perfect shoot/root ratio – don’t cut the roots!
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We Smart Load™ Every Package of Seedlings
Where You Want
On time delivery of seedlings to you is a critical step in providing fresh, healthy seedlings for planting at your site. ArborGen will partner with you for delivery of your seedlings using the optimum mode of delivery, packaging, and scheduling. The final method of shipping and cost to deliver will be based on our efforts to achieve the lowest cost solution while meeting your service requirements for delivery. All orders shipping from ArborGen locations or coolers are shipped F.O.B. nursery of origin. You always have the option to pick your seedlings up at the nursery. Remember, we Smart Load™ every box and bag of seedlings to help maximize survivability.
Seedlings lifted before January 1st typically have limited storage time. Please contact the nursery providing your seedlings to see how much storage time can be used for the seedlings. This could impact the number of seedlings being delivered in a single shipment recognizing the time required to plant the seedlings once delivered.