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The physiological basis of containerised tree seedling `transplant shock': a review


Close, DC and Beadle, CL and Brown, PH, The physiological basis of containerised tree seedling `transplant shock': a review, Australian Forestry, 68, (2) pp. 113-121. ISSN 0004-9158 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/00049158.2005.10674954


Tree seedlings are planted on sites of widely differing climatic, edaphic and vegetative characteristics. Seedling transplant shock, defined as seedling mortality or impaired growth soon after planting, has been reported across this spectrum of planting conditions. Thus, transplant shock is used to describe a phenomenon that embraces many distinct physiological responses to stress. This review lists and discusses the potential sources of transplant shock for containerised tree seedlings and suggests options for minimising its detrimental effects for a range of specific causes. Through an understanding of the physiological basis underlying transplant shock under a given set of conditions, it may be possible to eliminate, or at least minimise, the effects of transplant shock on containerised tree seedlings soon after planting.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant physiology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable plant production
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable plant production not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Close, DC (Professor Dugald Close)
UTAS Author:Beadle, CL (Dr Christopher Beadle)
UTAS Author:Brown, PH (Professor Phil Brown)
ID Code:48195
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2007-10-02
Last Modified:2007-10-02

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