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    Author(s): Herschel G. Abbott; Frank E. Cunningham
    Date: 1957
    Source: Forest Research Note NE-70. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.
    Publication Series: Forest Research Note
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    The amount of hardwood planting stock used in forest tree plantations in the United States is very small indeed. The great bulk of planting stock used is softwood. Wallihan (4) points out that there are several good reasons for this. First of all is the greater demand for softwood forest products. Another is the fact, often demonstrated in the past, that softwoods are much easier to establish than hardwoods. It is also well known that volume (but not necessarily value) yields from hardwood forests are considerably lower than those from softwood stands. As a result, the culture of hardwoods has not been studied so intensively as the culture of softwoods.

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    Abbott, Herschel G.; Cunningham, Frank E. 1957. Is hardwood nursery stock available?. Forest Research Note NE-70. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.

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