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  • Description
  • Geographical origins: California, Monterrey Bay and Islands. Introduced in 1833.
    Adult dimensions: Height up to 50 m (164'), width up to 15 m (49,2).
    Foliage: Evergreen.
    Type of soil: Any.
    Hardiness: Tolerant to -15°C.
    Exposure: Full sun.


    Properties and uses:
    In areas with mild winters this beautiful ornamental tree with lovely clear foliage is planted alone. Its rapid growth and straight it is used in great numbers if reforestation in Australia, south Africa, New Zealand and the Netherlands. The needles come in threes.


    Plant, or reforest Monterrey Pine, Radiata Pine, Pinus radiata, pinus insignis – Foresters Guide

    1) The Monterrey Pine, Radiata Pine (Robinia pseudo-acacia) is it suitable for my land? The Monterey Pine is very sensitive to cold and spring frost. It appreciates coastal zones. It grows in deep sandy, acidic soils.
    The Monterey Pine can be planted according to a normal forestry density, from 1200 to 1600 plants/hectare. It depends on the forester’s goal. It grows very quickly (up to 1,5 m/year). It reaches 11m in 10 years.

    2) Which planting density for my Monterrey Pine, Radiata Pine plot? (Pinus radiata, pinus insignis)
    The planting density is the number of plants planted in one hectare (acre). Here it means determining the initial number of young plants and to choosing their repartition in the available space.
    The planting density is defined by the gaps in between the lines as well as the spacing in between each plant on a same line.
    It is the basics of the silvicultural path which must lead to a final trees’ population of quality and to the fulfilment of the land’s owner set goals.

    Advice: When choosing the density, think about the width of the tool which will allow the maintenance of the gaps in between the lines. The space in between the lines must allow clear passage for a tractor-drawn, maintenance tool.

    Exploitability Monterrey Pine, Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata, pinus insignis):
         - 300 to 400 trees / hectare between 30 and 35 years.

    3) How to prepare the soil to plant Monterrey Pine, Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata, pinus insignis)?
    In Silviculture, working the soil is a key element in the success of planting. The root system of the tree must take rapidly where planted. Whether the work is done mechanically or manually, we recommend working the soil in its depth for optimum planting.

    4) How to plant the Monterrey Pine, Radiata Pine (Pinus radiata, pinus insignis)?
    a- Receipt, storage and preparation of the plants before planting
         - Upon receipt, place the crates side by side, on a flat surface so as there is no air circulation underneath. Choose a shady spot protected from wind;
         - Maintain a good humidity level of the plants on the crates placed on the edges,
         - Plan for the possibility of watering if planting is delayed or if the plants require water,
         - In case of frost, do not handle the plants and if frost is forecasted for several days, place mulch on the edges.


    b- Planting
    Our team of professional planters use a planting cane to place the earth-balled plants in situ. This ergonomic, light tool allows quality, quicker planting work. It is also possible to carry out a traditional planting work using a pickaxe or a spade

    In all case, you must:
         - Dig a hole a little bit larger than the earth-ball ;
         - Position it well in the hole;
         - Cover it entirely;

    Finally, the worker will tamp down the soil carefully with its foot. It is forbidden to press strongly or again to heel-butt the plant to avoid crushing the earth-ball and damage the root system of the plant.

    Video on planting using a planting cane
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    5) How to limit weeds on my Monterrey Pine, Radiata Pine plot (Pinus radiata, pinus insignis) ?
    During the first years, it is essential to eliminate all self-propagating plants. Not controlled they are going to be in competition with your plants and are going to deprive the young trees of the vital elements they require to grow (water, light and nutritional elements). You must therefore eliminate mechanically this unwanted competition until the trees are big enough to be able to dominate it.

    Two types of operations are possible after planting:
    Manual clearing around the plants
    It is in fact acts often carried out using portable thermic Strimmers or billhooks to clear plants on a line or around the plants themselves.

    Mechanical clearing of the space in between the lines
    These actions are done using cutters and flail mowers, horizontal or vertical cutters, mounted on mini excavators or tractors. As a result, they cannot be undertaken outside the spaces available between the tree lines (seedlings or plants).

    6) How to protect my young False Acacia plants from wildlife (Pinus radiata, pinus insignis) ?
    There is a necessity to protect the plot as soon as the population’s density of Cervidae (deer and roe deer in particular) risk leading to significant damage such as undergrowth of the plants or friction of the stems. Sometimes, the setting up of plants’ protection is also necessary as soon as the rodents’ population (rabbits, hares, coypu, voles...) are locally important.

    3 types of protections are possible:
         - Individual, mechanical Protections ( dissuasive netting, photo-degradable tubes,...)
         - Protection by total wire-fencing of the plot,
         - Protection by applying a repellent on each plant or on the borders of the plot.


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