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Growth response of speckled alder and willow to depth of floodingAuthor(s): M. Dean Knighton
Source: Research Paper NC-198. 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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DescriptionGrowth and survival of speckled alder and willow were determined for two growing seasons with continuous flooding at different depths. Growth was at least four times greater when the water table was below the root crown than when it was 15 cm above. Mortality increased with flooding depth and as greatest for alder.
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CitationKnighton, M. Dean. 1981. Growth response of speckled alder and willow to depth of flooding. Research Paper NC-198. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
KeywordsAlnus rugosa, Salix, speckled alder, willow, flooding, growth, survival, management, Minnesota, wildlife impoundments
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