Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Dale R. Weigel
    Date: 1997
    Source: In: Pallardy, Stephen G.; Cecich, Robert A.; Garrett, H. Gene; Johnson, Paul S., eds. Proceedings of the 11th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-188. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 151
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: North Central Research Station
    PDF: View PDF  (144.05 KB)

    Description

    The success of oak seedlings planted under shelterwoods depends on where they are planted, initial seedling size, nursery undercutting treatments, and whether they are top-clipped before planting. These conclusions are based on planting northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) and white oak (Q. alba L.) under shelterwoods in Indiana and Missouri. Three years after planting, the shelterwoods were completely removed. Results are based on planted tree growth and survival 5 to 7 years after shelterwood removal. For both species, planted tree survival and the probability of attaining dominance increased as initial basal diameter of seedlings increased. For a given initial seedling size, survival and dominance probabilities were lowest for seedlings that were neither undercut in the nursery nor top-clipped 8 inches above the root collar. Regardless of undercutting treatment, top-clipped seedlings always produced higher dominance probabilities than unclipped seedlings. For a given treatment, dominance probabilities were higher in Missouri than in Indiana because of the presence and rapid growth of yellow-poplar on the Indiana sites. Planting prescriptions designed to meet a specific oak stocking goal therefore should consider the expected competition after final harvest as well as the expected growth and survival of planted trees.

    Publication Notes

    • Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
    • Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
    • During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
    • Please contact Sharon Hobrla, shobrla@fs.fed.us if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Weigel, Dale R.; Johnson, Paul S. 1997. Planting oaks in the Central Hardwood Region: a shelterwood approach. In: Pallardy, Stephen G.; Cecich, Robert A.; Garrett, H. Gene; Johnson, Paul S., eds. Proceedings of the 11th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-188. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 151

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/15652