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    Author(s): William B. Leak
    Date: 1959
    Source: Forest Research Note NE-91. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.
    Publication Series: Forest Research Note
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    In nursery seedbeds, severe root competition soon develops among seedlings of yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis). This is due to the characteristic root system of the species - wide-spreading lateral growth with little downward penetration (fig. 1).

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    Leak, William B. 1959. Development of yellow birch nursery stock not affected by transplanting. Forest Research Note NE-91. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.

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