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Selecting superior yellow birch trees; a preliminary guide.Author(s): Knud E. Clausen; Richard M. Godman
Source: Research Paper NC-20. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionDescribes procedures to follow and characteristics to consider in selecting superior yellow birch trees. The first selection should be on the basis of tree quality. Characteristics to consider are as follows: for the stem--straightness, roundness, taper grain, self-pruning, and absence of defects; for the crown--apical dominance, branch angle, and branch diameter; for growth--tree height, stem diameter and volume, length, diameter, and density of the crown, and growth rate.
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CitationClausen, Knud E.; Godman, Richard M. 1967. Selecting superior yellow birch trees; a preliminary guide. Research Paper NC-20. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordsyellow birch, selection, tree quality
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