Re: Pine seedlings for deer cover.
I've planted over 10,000 evergreen seedlings over the last 2 decades and have planted primarily norway spruce and white pine. There's been a few white spruce and red pine in the mix. I don't beliee in planting only one species because if a disease hits them you have nothing left. Your spacing is correct, but I don't plant in rows because it doesn't look natural. I know it helps with mechanical weed control but I've never done any so I don't have that as a consideration. It takes awhile to go from 10 inch seedlings (3-0) to 10 foot trees but I've sen it happen and consider it well worth the investment of time, energy and money.
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