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The influence of shade on northern red oak seedlings growth and carbon balanceAuthor(s): Jennifer L. Jennings
Source: In: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Fosbroke, Sandra L. C., ed. Proceedings, 10th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 1995 March 5-8; Morgantown, WV.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-197. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. p.271
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionOne management problem of the Southern Appalachian mixed hardwood forest is the lack of development of northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) seedlings on high quality sites. Regeneration of red oak is not the problem. Following the removal of a stand, a combination of new seedlings, advanced reproduction and stump sprouts ensure red oak's initial presence. However, seedlings and sprouts cannot compete with other hardwoods, specifically yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera L.). Advance reproduction is the exception-if present before harvest, it will usually be present in the new stand. A modified shelterwood cut, in which the understory is removed from below, has been shown to assure the development of this advance reproduction.
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CitationJennings, Jennifer L. 1995. The influence of shade on northern red oak seedlings growth and carbon balance. In: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Fosbroke, Sandra L. C., ed. Proceedings, 10th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 1995 March 5-8; Morgantown, WV.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-197. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. p.271
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