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Control of rhododendron by basal sprayAuthor(s): Harry W. Yawney
Source: Forest Research Note NE-132. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-7
Publication Series: Forest Research Note
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionRhododendron (Rhododendron maximum L.) is a large shrub that presents problems in timber management throughout the Appalachian Mountains. Although sometimes found in single clumps, rhododendron characteristically occurs in extensive dense thickets reaching heights of 10 feet or more (fig. 1). Of major concern to foresters is the difficulty in securing tree regeneration on areas occupied by this shrub. Also, because of its prolific growth, rhododendron undoubtedly competes severely with existing overstory trees for moisture and nutrients. Except where aesthetic values are a consideration, control or eradication is definitely desirable.
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CitationYawney, Harry W. 1962. Control of rhododendron by basal spray. Forest Research Note NE-132. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-7
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