Planting adapted families or a bulked seedlot of bare-root and container-grown-seedlings of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L) were contrasted as cost effective alternatives for regenerating Arkansas' wet sites. Survival data from two wet sites were used to simulate 15 years of growth. Containerized seedlings provided 17% greater survival than bare-root seedlings, but yielded a lower present net worth than bare-root seedlings. Planting families adapted to excessive moisture provided 7% greater survival and yielded a greater present net worth than planting a bulked seedlot consisting of adapted and poorly adapted families.
Dickson, J. F.; Yeiser, Jimmie L.; Kleunder, Richard A.; and Paschke, J. L.
"Genetic Family and Stock Type Influence Simulated Loblolly Pine Yields from Wet Sites,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 41
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol41/iss1/11