Photograph of Tree Planting with Michigan Planting Bar - NARA - 2129003

A tree planting bar or dibble bar[1] is a tool used by foresters to plant trees, especially in large-scale afforestation or reforestation. It is very ergonomic, as it greatly speeds up the planting and prevents back pain.[2]

Pointed planting bars are better for rockier soils.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Duryea, Mary L.; Philip M. Dougherty (1991). Forest Regeneration Manual. Kluwer Academic Publishers. p. 311. ISBN 978-07923-0959-8.
  2. ^ Hank, Leon E. "Success in Oak Tree Plantings".
  3. ^ Brannon, Tom. "Forestry Hand & Power Tools". Washington State University.