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Spacing, Thinning, and Pruning Practices for Young Cottonwood PlantationsAuthor(s): Leon S. Minckler
Source: Research Note NC-95. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionThe 5-year growth of cottonwood trees planted at five spacing levels is summarized. Wide spacing resulted in better diameter and height growth, but less total wood production per acre than close spacing. Early thinning of closely spaced trees did not maintain diameter growth equal to that of trees with initial wide spacing.
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CitationMinckler, Leon S. 1970. Spacing, Thinning, and Pruning Practices for Young Cottonwood Plantations. Research Note NC-95. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordsspacing, thinning, pruning, cottonwood
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