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Epicormic branching on hardwood trees bordering forest openingsAuthor(s): G.R., Jr. Trimble; Donald W. Seegrist; Donald W. Seegrist
Source: Res. Pap. NE-261. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionEpicormic branching in hardwoods can degrade logs and reduce the dollar returns from growing trees. A study made around clearcut openings of various sizes showed that the following variables were related to the degree of epicormic branching on trees bordering the openings: size of opening, species, tree dominance class, exposure of tree bole, and position on tree bole.
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CitationTrimble, G.R., Jr.; Seegrist, Donald W. 1973. Epicormic branching on hardwood trees bordering forest openings. Res. Pap. NE-261. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.
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