Skip to Main Content
Rooting Depths of Red Maple (Acer Rubrum L.) on Various Sites in the Lake StatesAuthor(s): Carl L. Haag; James E. Johnson; Gayne G. Erdmann
Source: Research Note NC-347. 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
PDF: View PDF (434.04 KB)
DescriptionRooting depth and habit of red maple were observed on 60 sites in northern Wisconsin and Michigan as part of a regional soil-site studay. Vertical woody root extension on dry, outwash sites averaged 174 cm, which was significantly greater than the extension on sites with fragipans (139 cm) and on wet sites (112 cm). Site index was higher on wet sites and non-woody root tans proliferated in the subirrigated zone there. Non-woody root fans were observed at depths approaching 3 m on dry, sandy sites.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationHaag, Carl L.; Johnson, James E.; Erdmann, Gayne G. 1989. Rooting Depths of Red Maple (Acer Rubrum L.) on Various Sites in the Lake States. Research Note NC-347. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
KeywordsRooting habit, root system morphology, rooting patterns, non-woody root fans
- The benefits of seed banking for red maple (Acer rubrum): maximizing seedling recruitment
- Silvical characteristics of red maple (Acer rubrum)
- Polyploidy in Acer rubrum L.
XML: View XML