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Drought tolerance and transplanting performance of holm oak (Quercus ilex) seedlings after drought hardening in the nursery.
Drought stress is the main cause of mortality of holm oak (Quercus ilex L.) seedlings in forest plantations. We therefore assessed if drought hardening, applied in the nursery at the end of theExpand
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Field performance of Pinus halepensis planted in Mediterranean arid conditions: relative influence of seedling morphology and mineral nutrition
In Mediterranean arid regions, relatively small planting stock has traditionally been used in an attempt to reduce drought susceptibility, though few studies have examined influences of initialExpand
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Performance and nutrient dynamics of holm oak (Quercus ilex L.) seedlings in relation to nursery nutrient loading and post-transplant fertility
Holm oak (Quercus ilex L.) seedlings were exponentially (E) nutrient loaded using incremental increases in fertilizer addition or conventionally (C) fertilized using a constant fertilizer rate duringExpand
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Mineral nutrition and growth of containerized Pinus halepensis seedlings under controlled-release fertilizer
Low, moderate and high rates (3, 5 and 7 g/l, respectively) of two controlled-release fertilizer (CRF) types, Osmocote 9–13–18 and Osmocote 17–10–10 were evaluated for their effects on production ofExpand
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Nursery fertilization and tree shelters affect long-term field response of Acacia salicina Lindl. planted in Mediterranean semiarid conditions
Transplant stress limits establishment of newly planted seedlings in semiarid Mediterranean regions, which are characterized by very low precipitation and poor fertility soils. Nursery culturalExpand
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Fall fertilization of Holm oak affects N and P dynamics, root growth potential, and post-planting phenology and growth
Abstract• IntroductionFor Holm oak (Quercus ilex L.), a flush growing species, nutrient loading during the growing season is difficult and can lead to a low nutrient status of the seedlings. ToExpand
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Restoring forests: What constitutes success in the twenty-first century?
Forest loss and degradation is occurring at high rates but humankind is experiencing historical momentum that favors forest restoration. Approaches to restoration may follow various paradigmsExpand
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Microclimatic conditions and plant morpho-physiological development within a tree shelter environment during establishment of Quercus ilex seedlings
Tree shelters are used commonly under a wide range of agriculture and forestry applications, and the presence of the shelter is known to influence plant development through shelter‐plant interactionsExpand
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Restoring forests: advances in techniques and theory
IntroductionMuch of the past science of forest regeneration emphasized reforestation following timberharvest for industrial purposes. These research initiatives fostered groundbreakingadvances in ourExpand
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Is light the key factor for success of tube shelters in forest restoration plantings under Mediterranean climates
Tube shelters were designed to protect against browsing, but they improve seedling survival in Mediterranean dry climates. Mechanisms for this response, however, are not fully understood and thisExpand
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