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Variation in height growth and growthAuthor(s): Knud E. Clausen
Source: In: Proceedings of the Eighth Lake States Forest Tree Improvement Conference; Res. Pap. NC-23. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 1-4
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionYellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis Britt.) is an important hardwood species in the Lake States, northeastern United States, and eastern Canada. Since it produces valuable timber, the species is a logical candidate for genetic improvement. An understanding of the variation pattern in a species is, however, basic to any improvement program. In 1963 the Institute of Forest Genetics, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, initiated a study of natural variation in yellow birch. This paper describes variation in height growth and growth cessation in 2-year-old seedlings grown from the material collected for this study.
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CitationClausen, Knud E. 1968. Variation in height growth and growth. In: Proceedings of the Eighth Lake States Forest Tree Improvement Conference; Res. Pap. NC-23. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 1-4
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