CONTROL OF WATER BALANCE IN TRANSPLANTING TREES

The most important considerations in increasing growth and survival of transplanted trees are that transpiration should be reduced, absorption of water should be increased, or both should occur. Much can be done to achieve these objectives by careful selection of trees, root pruning, site prepartion, transplanting broadleaved trees in a leafless condition if possible, transplanting under appropriate environmental conditions, maintaining favorable top-root ratios, using antitranspirants, lifting trees from the nursery when they are still dormant, selecting healthy trees with a high potential for root growth, proper handling of planting stock, and careful supervision of transplanting and post-planting practices. Trees should be thoroughly irrigated after planting and regularly thereafter for at least the first few critical years or longer to insure that soil water deficit will not be an added barrier to maintaining a favorable internal water balance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Shade Tree Conference

    P.O. Box 71
    Urbana, IL  USA  61801
  • Authors:
    • Kozlowski, T T
    • Davies, W J
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

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  • Accession Number: 00082813
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM