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Leafing-out date not indicative of growth rate in hybrid poplarsAuthor(s): Harold F. Ford; Edward I. Sucoff
Source: Forest Research Note NE-123. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-4
Publication Series: Forest Research Note
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionIn breeding trees for rapid growth, testing the progeny usually requires many years. To shorten the testing period, geneticists have tried to find characteristics in juvenile trees that would indicate mature-tree performance. With hybrid poplars (Populus spp.), work at the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station has shown that the thickness of bark on the roots of 1-year-old cuttings is significantly related to the growth rate of the tree.
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CitationFord, Harold F.; Sucoff, Edward I. 1961. Leafing-out date not indicative of growth rate in hybrid poplars. Forest Research Note NE-123. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-4
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