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Full-Tree Skidding Favors Black Spruce Reproduction Under Certain Peatland ConditionsAuthor(s): William F. Johnston
Source: Research Note NC-252. 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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DescriptionTwo trials on different sites indicate that clearcut black spruce reproduces well after full-tree skidding only on nonbrushy sites that have fairly abundant sphagnum seedbeds and adequate natural seeding.
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CitationJohnston, William F. 1980. Full-Tree Skidding Favors Black Spruce Reproduction Under Certain Peatland Conditions. Research Note NC-252. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
KeywordsPicea mariana, mechanized harvesting, site preparation, natural seeding, broadcast burning, Minnesota
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