COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT METHODS OF ESTABLISHING BUR OAK ON THE ROADSIDE
The investigation was conducted to find out how a prominently taprooted tree (bur oak, Quercus macrocarpa Michx.) will establish and perform under roadside conditions when subjected to different root treatments and methods of planting. Generally, plants whose roots were pruned back alone, pruned back and treated with a hormone solution of 150 ppm indolebutyric acid + 2 ppm thiamine, and grown in containers for one to two years prior to transplanting in the field established and performed better than those transplanted bare-root or direct seeded. Pruning back stimulated root branching while indolebutyric acid and thiamine promoted root hair formation.
- Pub. as Nebraska State Dept. of Roads, Lincoln. Research Study-64-2-PR-11.
University of Nebraska, LincolnDepartment of Civil Engineering, Nebraska Hall
Lincoln, NE USA 68588-0531
Nebraska Department of Roads1500 Highway 2, P.O. Box 94759
Lincoln, NE USA 68509
- Salac, S S
- Publication Date: 1974-11-20
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Containers; Cultivation; Cutting; Performance; Planting; Roads; Roadside improvement; Roots; Test procedures; Transplanting; Vegetation
- Geographic Terms: Nebraska
- Old TRIS Terms: Oak; Oak trees; Plant hormones; Plant regulators; Roots (Plants); Thiamine
- Subject Areas: Design; Environment; Geotechnology; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00090539
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Horticulture PR-11 Intrm Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: 64-2
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM