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    Author(s): William F. Johnston
    Date: 1980
    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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    Two 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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    Johnston, 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

    Keywords

    Picea mariana, mechanized harvesting, site preparation, natural seeding, broadcast burning, Minnesota

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