Original publisher: Portland, OR: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station,  OCLC Number: (OCoLC)681406409 Subject: Oak -- Planting -- Northwest, Pacific. Excerpt: ... Planting Native Oak in the Pacific Northwest The Planting Process Small-scale plantings are often done by hand, but large-scale plantings in soil that is rocky or difficult to dig requires a large number of planters or a powered auger. An advantage of using a powered auger is that the soil can easily be loosened to a greater depth than would normally be achieved with hand tools. This allows the seedlings ' roots to more quickly grow into deeper soils that retain more moisture in summer. Begin planting by using a shovel, mattock, or other tool to remove any vegeta-tion from the immediate vicinity ( within about 6 to 12 inches [ 15 to 30 cm ] ) of the planting spot. Then, dig a planting hole several inches ( centimeters ) deeper and several inches wider than the seedling's root system. Depending on soil type and personal preference, a shovel or post-hole digger may work best. If the excavated soil is temporarily placed on a tarp or plastic sheet, less soil will be lost before it is time to backfill. If planting a containerized seedling that is root-bound, prune off any bound portion of the taproot. If a circled taproot is planted, growth will be severely hampered. If a bareroot seedling has a thick cluster of small roots, gently spread these apart. Hold the seedling in place with the root collar ( the point where the taproot becomes the stem ) just below ground level, so that you can backfill around the roots. For bareroot seedlings, the roots should dangle freely and should not be bent ( q J-rooted q ). Backfill the hole, creating direct contact between seedling roots and moist soil; this contact is vital to the seedling's survival. When backfilling the hole, be aware that the deeper the hole is, the more the soil is likely to settle. Pack the soil firm...Planting Native Oak in the Pacific Northwest The Planting Process Small-scale plantings are often done by hand, but large-scale plantings in soil that is rocky or difficult to dig requires a large number of planters or a powered auger.
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