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A simple and effective method to collect leaves and seeds from tall trees

Youngentob, Kara N.; Zdenek, Christina; van Gorsel, Eva

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Collecting leaves or seeds from tall trees is a difficult task that many plant physiologists, ecologists, geneticists and forest managers encounter repeatedly. Tree branches are often much higher than a cutting pole or saw can reach. When this happens, the most common solutions involve the use of sharp-shooters, cherry pickers (a.k.a. bucket trucks) or tree climbers. All of these methods can be expense, logistically complicated, and often involve additional permits and licences. We present a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/109119
Source: Methods in Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12554

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