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    Author(s): Thomas M. SchulerGary W. Miller
    Date: 1999
    Source: In: Stringer, Jeffrey W.; Loftis, David L., eds. Proceedings: 12th central hardwood forest conference; 1999 February 28 - March 2; Lexington, KY: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-24. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 195-201.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The utility of releasing sheltered northern red oak was examined in mesic hardwood stands in north central West Virginia. Different levels of release were applied in the spring of 1996 - six growing seasons after planting 2-0 seedlings that were protected with 5 ft corrugated plastic shelters. The planting was done in a 7.77 acre forest opening that developed abundant natural regeneration, but lacked a self-sustaining oak component. The most intensive release consisted of cutting all stems within a 5 ft radius of the sheltered tree (n = 20). A less intensive release consisted of the removal of only stems that were significantly overtopping the sheltered tree (n = 20). A control group in which the trees were not released was also incorporated into the study (n = 19).

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    Schuler, Thomas M.; Miller, Gary W. 1999. Releasing sheltered northern red oak during the early stem exclusion stage. In: Stringer, Jeffrey W.; Loftis, David L., eds. Proceedings: 12th central hardwood forest conference; 1999 February 28 - March 2; Lexington, KY: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-24. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 195-201.

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