The influence of field-grow fabric containers (FGFC) and soil amendments (hydrophilic gel, peat and slow release fertilizer) on green ash height and caliper were studied for two years. Green ash seedlings were grown in 30.5 cm (12 in) FGFC or without root restriction throughout the study period. Heights and calipers increased less in plants grown with FGFC than in those without the containers during both growing seasons. Soil amendments had little effect on plant growth throughout the study period.

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Oklahoma State University Agricultural Experiment Station Publication No. 6224.

2Assistant Professor.

3Associate Professor. Present address: Department of Horticulture, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822. Work completed while the junior author was a menlber of the Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66502.