Skip to Main Content
Effect of ground skidding on oak advance regenerationAuthor(s): Jeffrey W. Stringer
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 535-537
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: View PDF (370 KB)
DescriptionVigorous advance regeneration is required to naturally regenerate oaks. However, a reduction in the number of advance regeneration stems from harvesting activities could be an important factor in determining successful oak regeneration. This study assessed the harvest survivability of advance regeneration of oak (Quercus spp.) and co-occurring species in four mixed upland hardwood stands subjected to commercial clearcutting in Kentucky. Regression indicated a positive curvilinear relationship between height and survival and between ground line diameter and survival for oak. No significant differences were found in survival among oak species. Analysis of survival across all oak species by height class indicated a statistical difference in mean survival percent between oaks <= 3 feet (54.1 percent) and > 3 feet (87.4 percent) in height. Maple (Acer spp.) and other co-occurring species <= 3-feet-tall exhibited a slightly higher and significant (p<0.05) increase in survival compared to oaks <= 3-feet-tall. However, oak advance regeneration > 3-feet-tall maintained similar or greater harvest survivability compared to co-occurring species.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationStringer, Jeffrey W. 2006. Effect of ground skidding on oak advance regeneration. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 535-537
- Growth of Oak Reproduction Increased by Shelterwood Treatments in Northern Arkansas
- Proceedings of the seventh California oak symposium: managing oak woodlands in a dynamic world
- Efficacy and associated factors of even- and uneven-aged management to promote oak regeneration in the Missouri Ozarks
XML: View XML