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Selecting a Planting Spot

[photo] Selecting a planting spotWhen selecting a spot to plant a seedling, consider several factors that can affect the seedling's chance of survival. Planting in favorable microsites protects seedlings from potentially harmful conditions and improves the probability they will survive. This is especially true in areas of high animal use, strong sunlight, and extreme winds. Spacing requirements may need to be adjusted to take advantage of microsites. Silviculturists must evaluate local site conditions to assure that the required microsites are tailored to minimize the effects described below.

When selecting a spot to plant a seedling, consider:

 
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