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Collecting and processing Salicaceae seeds. 2009. Daigle, B.I.; Simpson, J.D. Native Plants 10(1): 49-51.

Year: 2009

Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 30093

Language: English

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Abstract

In this article, we discuss methods for obtaining quality seeds of Salicaceae species. Proper timing of collection and handling of the catkins are the critical first steps. We also describe a simple forced-air, rotating drum to open the capsules and separate seeds from tufts.