Drought Risk and Tree Planting

Climate, Forests and Woodlands January 11, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

Shelterwood planting
Shelterwood planting
The PINEMAP team produced a helpful publication on whether To Plant or Not to Plantwhich includes a checklist of eight items for consideration before planting tree seedlings. The Fact Sheet, produced by the Texas Forest Service and Texas Agrilife Extension Service, refers to Texas, but the process for timber stand drought risk assessment is broadly applicable and not time-limited.  Important considerations before planting include working with a qualified professional, assessing the site quality and soil moisture, considering the season and the local short and long-term weather predictions provided by NOAA. Click here to go to the original publication. 

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.