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Mon Feb 3 02:24:33 EST 1997
> Enough chit chat, here's a real question to throw out there. I run our
> reforestation program and am thinking of trying some fertilizer. i.e. the
> teabags or tablets you plant w/ the tree. In No. Cal. water is most
> limiting but it still seems to me this could give a boost when there is a
> growing window. Any experiences with this stuff? I've seen research
> that's shown both an effect and no effect.
I recently read some papers from a conference on biomass production. It
seems to me that one of the major concerns was water availability.
Fertilizer will not benefit a tree unless it has the water it needs.
Spacing and competition control trials should be your first priority,
especially where moisture is limiting.
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