Plantation Density



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                                              Plantation Density


Soil constitution will naturally influence on the tree placement and density in the plantation.When the land is rich, the recommended plantation density oscillates between 300 and 350 plants per hectare. On the contrary, in a less fertile soil, the density can be intensified until 350 to 450 plants per hectare.

Each land is different and has its own characteristics which have to be known.  It is important to observe landscape metamorphosis over the course of seasons, to determine the soil’s exposure and to identify the fauna and the flora that develop there.

In practice, for the plantations, the best and most common orientations are North-South.

However, each plantation must be carried out in harmony with the surrounding natural environment.

There is one absolute rule to observe : it is the plantation that adapts to nature and not the other way around ; you can hardly control the elements.

This is why the plantation will have to fit perfectly into the natural configuration of the land. Plantation lands must benefit from constant and generous sunshine : it is an essential condition for the truffle cultivation.

                                  Density calculation chart


 

 4 m

5 m

6 m

7 m

5 m

 

400 feet / ha

333 feet / ha

285 feet / ha

6 m

416 feet / ha

333 feet / ha

277 feet / ha

238 feet / ha

7 m

357 feet / ha


285 feet / ha

238 feet / ha