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Nuttall Oak Direct Seedings Still Successful After 11 YearsAuthor(s): Robert L. Johnson
Source: Res. Note SO-301. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionForty-five hundred acorns of Nuttall oak (Quercus nuttallii Palmer) were either machine or manually sown at 2-, 4-, or 6-inch depths in a 20-acre, intensively site-prepared clearing within the Delta Experimental Forest located near Stoneville, Mississippi. Field germination averaged 36 percent; no significant differences in germination appeared among seeding methods or sowing depths. After 11 years, two-thirds of the Nuttall oaks, or 551 per acre, were free-to-grow: they averaged 2.1 inches dbh and 16.7 feet tall.
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CitationJohnson, Robert L. 1983. Nuttall Oak Direct Seedings Still Successful After 11 Years. Res. Note SO-301. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.
KeywordsQuercus nuttallii, sowing, seeding regeneration
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