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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Pub. as Nebraska State Dept. of Roads, Lincoln. Research Study-64-2-PR-11.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    Department of Civil Engineering, Nebraska Hall
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68588-0531

    Nebraska Department of Roads

    1500 Highway 2, P.O. Box 94759
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68509
  • Authors:
    • Salac, S S
  • Publication Date: 1974-11-20

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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