Summer Planting of Container-grown Northern
- R. Graber
BACKGROUND: Restoration of BLH forests often requires reforestation of reclaimed agricultural fields subject to frequent flooding. Establishing oak species (Quercus spp.) in these areas will improve the habitat function of BLH by providing mast for wildlife. For many areas, the conventional planting season of mid-December to late-February coincides with periods of heavy precipitation and flooding. While some oak species are considered moderately flood tolerant, they cannot withstand long periods of inundation, especially when flooding extends into the growing season.