EVALUATION OF WOODY PLANTS AND DEVELOPMENT OF ESTABLISHMENT PROCEDURES FOR DIRECT WOODY SEEDING AND/OR VEGETATIVE REPRODUCTION

Literature reviews were made to prepare a list of 56 woody species to be evaluated. These species were evaluated in row seedings, row plantings, and large plots for ease of establishment, survival, and growth. Eight species are recommended for seeding. Hydroseeding has been the most successful method of establishment. Recommendations for establishment are presented. Successful row seedings were made with a direct mechanical seeder. A study of roadside succession on Maryland highway sites was made. Flowering forbs for roadside use were investigated. Time did not allow a comprehensive investigation. No recommendations are made. Testing of mulches, herbicides, rodent repellent, various pellet mediums, and plants grown in commercial peat pellets was a part of this project. /Authors/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Maryland State Highway Administration. Study conducted in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Soil Conservation Service

    National Plant Materials Center, Building 509, BARC-East
    Beltsville, MD  USA  20705
  • Authors:
    • Kimmons, J H
    • Lovell, G R
    • Everett, H W
    • Thornton, R B
    • Dudley, R F
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 157 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-MD-R-76-19, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: AW-076-075-046
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 2001 12:00AM