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Releasing young hardwood crop trees-use of a chain saw costs less than herbicidesAuthor(s): Gary W. Miller; Gary W. Miller
Source: Res. Pap. NE-550. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionA crown-touching release of 12-year-old black cherry and yellow-poplar crop trees on a good site required removing an average of 14 trees for every crop tree. An average of 80 crop trees per acre was left free-to-grow with an average growing space of 4.7 feet on all sides of the crown. Basal spraying cost $0.80 per crop tree, stem injecting cost $0.61 per crop tree, and chain saw felling cost $0.42 per crop tree. Recommendations on release methods and suggestions for cost savings are provided.
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CitationMiller, Gary W. 1984. Releasing young hardwood crop trees-use of a chain saw costs less than herbicides. Res. Pap. NE-550. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5 p.
Keywordsthinning, chemical release, costs, Appalachian hardwoods
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