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The correct use of treeshelters is important to ensure successful and rapid early establishment of young trees. Almost 200 sites were surveyed with the object of comparing actual usage of treeshelters with the recommendations (see FC Handbook 7). Effective weed control is essential with use of treeshelters. Height of treeshelters must take into account the size of mammal likely to browse in the locality. A strong stake is required. Varied planting patterns improve visual amenity. This publication is still available to order in hardcopy.

The Use of Treeshelters

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1992 Survey. Forestry Commission Technical Paper 11.

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