Use of explosive to create planting hole
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On some extreme sites with a shallow soil layer, explosives can be used for breaking the bed rock and creating an initial opening for a planting hole. At planting time, these holes are filled with soil from nearby forests. Used for afforestation of container Pinus nigra seedlings in Serbia, reported first year survival rate was 100% (Škorić et al. 1997) and 15 years after planting, this afforestation is considered successful (see the pictures).
- ↑ Škorić M, Krsmanović I, Ristić R, Đorđević U (1997) Application of explosive in afforestation on “Ellipse”. Proceeding book of the 3rd ICFWST 97, September 29th – October 3rd, 1997, Belgrade and Mt. Goč, Serbia, Yugoslavia. pp 178-181.