All you need to know about community gravel beds

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All you need to know about community gravel beds

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A gravel bed is an irrigated bed or pile of gravel to place and safely hold bare root or washed containerized stock for (a.k.a. “heeling in”) up to 3-6 months. A Community Gravel Bed is a system that has been in use at commercial nurseries, municipalities, and universities for over 20 years. Building one for your community can provide many advantages over planting traditional bare root, balled and burlapped, and containerized stock.


A manual for the construction and use of a gravel bed system for developing the root system of bare root trees.

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota Extension, US Forest Service, University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources

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Busiahn, Jacob; Peterson, Sean. (2013). All you need to know about community gravel beds. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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