Study

Netleaf hackberry seeds planted near boulders in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains: germination, survival, and patterns of establishment

  • Published source details Stevens M.T., Holland D.L. & Tanner N.V. (2016) Netleaf hackberry seeds planted near boulders in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains: germination, survival, and patterns of establishment. Western North American Naturalist, 76, 452-458.

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Sow seeds

Action Link
Shrubland and Heathland Conservation
  1. Sow seeds

    A study in 2014–2015 in a shrubland in Utah, USA (Stevens et al. 2016) found that sowing seeds of the shrub hackberry Celtis reticulata led to very low germination rates. After eight months, 41 of 2600 (1.6%) hackberry seeds had successfully germinated. However, after 12 months only 19 of the 41 seedlings had survived. In October 2014 seeds were collected from hackberry plants. Later in October 2014 2600 of the seeds were sown under boulders, with 100 placed under each boulder. The site was visited to check for signs of germination in May-November 2015.

    (Summarised by: Phil)

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