Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Volume 44, Number 3 (1993) Loblolly Tree Seed Collection System

Loblolly Tree Seed Collection System

A net retrieval tree seed collection system for loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) has been designed and built by Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) engineers. The system combines polypropylene netting that covers the orchard floor to collect seeds, a self-powered retrieval mechanism that rolls and unrolls netting, and a conveyor that delivers the seed to a separator where it is separated from pine straw and other material. The system can produce seed at a reduced cost while enhancing workers' safety.


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Author(s): Dick Hallman

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volume 44, Number 3 (1993)

Volume: 44

Number: 3

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