TUBELING, CONDENSATION TRAPS, MATURE TREE TRANSPLANTING AND ROOT PAD TRANSPLANTING TECHNIQUES FOR TREE AND SHRUB ESTABLISHMENT IN SEMIARID AREAS

Studies were implemented to develop more reliable and efficient methods of establishing trees and shrubs on critical use roadside areas. Four studies were concentrated on developing and evaluating a planting systems referred to as the "dryland tubeling planting method". An efficient tubeling design was developed and intensively field tested. The planting system was determined to be highly beneficial especially if implemented in a harsh climate. Three studies were implemented to develop and evaluate methods of capturing and conserving soil moisture for juvenile trees and shrubs. Different sized polyethylene sheets were evaluated for soil moisture conservation and weed control. a tree spade. The use of smaller trees in relation to root and evaluated. A second type of condensation trap which can be prefabricated with lumber was also developed. Well designed traps were found to provide significantly more soil moisture and to reduce vegetation competition for developing trees and shrubs. A study was conducted to evaluate the practicality and success of transplanting mature trees with tree spade. The use of smaller trees in relation to root mass size, root pruning and intensified tree selection procedures would have improved establishment rates and vigor. Salvaging and transplanting nature shrub root systems "nature shrub root pad transplanting" was studied. The study showed the treatment is effective for rapidly establishing rhizomatous root system native shrubs. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Montana Department of Highways. Study conducted in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Montana State University, Bozeman

    Agricultural Experiment Station
    Bozeman, MT  USA  59717
  • Authors:
    • Jensen, I B
    • Hodder, R L
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195605
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-MT-78-141(2) Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 7918
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM