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Fork occurrence and correctionAuthor(s): Richard M. Godman
Source: In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Northern hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 4.12
Publication Series: Other
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionForking in the opposite-branched sugar maple and white ash can cause trouble. Forks always occur in the large overstory trees that we depend on for the final crop. Quality of the main stem drops on forked trees-along with merchantable volume-and the risk of crown or tree breakage increases in managed stands.
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CitationGodman, Richard M. 1992. Fork occurrence and correction. In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Northern hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 4.12
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