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Crown Release Increases Diameter Growth and Bole Sprouting of Pole-Size Yellow BirchAuthor(s): Gayne G. Erdmann; Ralph M. Jr. Peterson
Source: Research Note NC-130. 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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DescriptionDuring the second and third years after release, dominant, codominant, and intermediate pole-size yellow birch grew nearly twice as fast in diameter as unreleased poles. Growth rates were also related to foliage density. Epicormic sprouting was increased by crown release but most sprouting occured in the second log.
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CitationErdmann, Gayne G.; Peterson, Ralph M. Jr. 1971. Crown Release Increases Diameter Growth and Bole Sprouting of Pole-Size Yellow Birch. Research Note NC-130. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordscrown thinning, crop tree, crown classes, foliage density, stem quality
- Silvical characteristics of yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis)
- Rooting greenwood cuttings of yellow birch
- Development of yellow birch nursery stock not affected by transplanting
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