Skip to Main Content
Is hardwood nursery stock available?Author(s): Herschel G. Abbott; Frank E. Cunningham
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
PDF: Download Publication (226.27 KB)
DescriptionThe 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.
- 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, email@example.com 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.
CitationAbbott, 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.
- Forest statistics for Central Mississippi counties - 1987
- Forest statistics for southeast Georgia, 1988
- Georgia's forests, 1997
XML: View XML