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Yellow-Poplar Rooting HabitsAuthor(s): John K. Francis
Source: Res. Note SO-246. 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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DescriptionAlthough the configuration of pole-sized yellow-poplar root systems in Tennessee is quite variable, a branched taproot with several widely spreading laterals is typical. Rooting depth is particularly limited by clayey texture, wetness, and firmness of subsoils.
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CitationFrancis, John K. 1979. Yellow-Poplar Rooting Habits. Res. Note SO-246. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.
KeywordsLiriodendron tulipifera L., taproot, water table
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