Direct seeding woody species for restoration of bottomlands

Held in Memphis, TN, 28 February 4 March 2005 PDF on file: 6572_Twedt.pdf
Edited by: Kristina F Connor



I direct seeded (broadcast) seeds of 39 species of trees and shrubs using an ATV-mounted rotary spreader to initiate restoration of bottomland forest on retired agricultural sites. Four sites were planted during February, 2000, and 13 additional sites were planted during April and May, 2001. After two growing seasons, stem density of direct-seeded species varied greatly among study plots (range = 0 to 888 stems/ha) but averaged only 110 stems/ha. I recommend that future efforts at direct seeding focus on seven shrub species (Amorpha fruticosa L., Cephalanthus occidentalis L., Cornus spp., Crataegus spp., Ilex decidua Walt., Morus rubra L., and Prunus spp.) and seven tree species (Celtis laevigata Willd., Diospyros virginiana L., Fraxinus spp., Gleditsia triacanthos L., Robinia pseudoacacia L., Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich, and Ulmus spp.) that successfully established in these trials.

Additional publication details

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Direct seeding woody species for restoration of bottomlands
Year Published 2006
Language English
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Publisher location Asheville, NC
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 640
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference
First page 212
Last page 217