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    Author(s): Carl H. Tubbs
    Date: 1977
    Source: Research Note NC-225. 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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    Young forest-grown sugar maple and yellow birch (1 to 6 inches d.b.h.) crowns were mapped and roots excavated. Crown dimensions were compared. Sugar maple roots usually terminated within a few feet of the crown perimeter. Yellow birch roots frequently terminated well outside crown perimeters and roots of birch were more irregularly distributed than those of maple.

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    Citation

    Tubbs, Carl H. 1977. Root-Crown Relations of Young Sugar Maple and Yellow Birch. Research Note NC-225. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

    Keywords

    sugar maple, yellow birch, root distribution, crown dimension

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