This work analyses the eficiency of physical shelters of points in the implantation of Pinus taeda L. by direct sowing. Plastic cups with no botton, wood slatted and wood shavings were used as shelters. They were placed on the sowing points with three seeds each. The study of the emergence, plant survival, and number of points with at least one plant, one year after sowing, indicated that shelters are required to avoid significant losses of seeds caused by birds and soil movement.
field direct sowing; Pinus taeda L.; bird damages; shelter point seeding.