The technology we use was originally developed by BCC. The method of cultivating seedlings in containers ensures higher plant production quality and improved development of root systems.
The cultivation technology of forest seedlings with air-pruned root systems we use – trays of containers with side slots – creates the optimum growing conditions for the plants. When compared to regular cultivation technology using containers without side slots, the main advantage of this form of technology is that it enables balanced development of the root system, ensuring that the seedlings grow into strong and healthy trees.
|Root system of seedling growing in container without side slots. The roots are forced to develop downward and often intertwine or grow spirally.|
|The same plant after planting. As its root system develops only downward and is twisted, the plant will develop poorly.|
|Root system of seedling growing in container with side slots. Air-pruning promotes the formation of a thick and strong root system with evenly developing lateral and vertical roots.|
|The same plant after planting. As its root system has developed evenly in all directions, the plant will grow into a tree with a well-formed root system.|