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Planting yellow-poplar, white ash, black cherry, and black locustAuthor(s): Robert D. Williams; Calvin F. Bey
Source: In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 3.09
Publication Series: Other
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionHardwood plantations that include yellow-poplar, white ash, black cherry, and black locust can be established on upland sites in the central hardwoods region (see Note 3.06 Seeding and Planting Upland Oaks, and Note 3.08 Seeding and Planting Walnut). Even though hardwoods are more difficult to establish than conifers, there are good reasons to plant them. Yellow-poplar, white ash, and black cherry can provide valuable lumber and veneer, and black locust is still prized for fence posts because it resists rot. Yellow-poplar, white ash, and black locust can be planted and expected to grow on old fields or in forest openings and clearings that have at least moderate fertility. As a rule, all four species should be planted rather than direct seeded. None of these species is likely to survive if planted under existing tree crowns. Except for black locust, plantations should be free of competing vegetation the first few years after planting.
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CitationWilliams, Robert D.; Bey, Calvin F. 1989. Planting yellow-poplar, white ash, black cherry, and black locust. In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 3.09
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