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The Queensland Gardening Pages
Information & resources about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld

Planting and Establishment


The long term success of a plant can be greatly affected by the quality of the plant stock and the way it's planted. It may also need special care during the early stages until they establish.

This page is a place to collect links about planting and establishment, for general information. Note, however, that some information from cooler climates might not apply directly to Queensland conditions.

If you're looking for more information about a particular type of plant, check the page dedicated to that species or group. For an index see Plants

Looking for information on planting or transplanting of mature/large trees? Go to the Advanced Plants page


Links

Successful planting techniques Dept Natural Resources & Mines, Queensland (PDF)
Small Plants Provide Fast Growth! Arid-Southwestern Gardening Information, University of Arizona
Establishing Australian Plants - the Water Wise Way Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants (ASGAP)
Establishing plants in dry areas Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland
Xeriscape Principles Apply To Gulf Coast Mississippi State University, USA (note comments on establishing shrubs)
Using tree shelters to protect rainforest seedlings planted in the dry season Trees for the Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands Newsletter
The Myth of Soil Amendments Should the backfill soil of transplanted trees & shrubs be amended with organic matter? Washington State University (PDF)
Planting a tree College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources free publication, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA (PDF)
Staking and guying newly planted trees College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources free publication, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA (PDF)
Staking Trees Cornell University
The Myth of Staking Should newly planted trees be firmly staked? Washington State University (PDF)
Transplanting Native Plants (mostly small plants) Association of Societies for Growing Australian
The Myth of Top-Pruning Transplanted Material Should transplants have their crowns pruned to compensate for root loss? Washington State University (PDF)
Planting Under Established Eucalypts Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants
Under Umbrellas Discusses the challenges of growing under large trees. Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants
Gardening Under Trees Yard and Garden News, University of Minnesota
The Myth of Curative Kelp How useful are seaweed extracts? Washington State University (PDF)

Looking for information on planting or transplanting of mature/large trees? Go to the Advanced Plants page

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