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Sprouting of dormant buds on border treesAuthor(s): G.R., Jr. Trimble; H. Clay Smith; H. Clay Smith
Source: Res. Pap. NE-179. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionAs part of an evaluation of silvicultura1 systems used in managing Appalachian hardwoods, we are studying degrade of border trees surrounding harvest-cut openings made in the patch cutting and group selection systems. One facet of this research dealt with determining what portion of visually evident dormant buds on border tree boles sprouted when the openings were cut. Increased knowledge in this area, along with more information about other aspects of bole sprouting, should lead to forest practices better designed to protect log quality. As a result of this research on dormant buds, we learned that a higher proportion of buds sprouted on red oak than on yellow-poplar, that a higher proportion sprouted on exposed than on unexposed bole faces, that bud sprouting increased with height on the bole, and that most bud sprouting occurred in the growing season after release.
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CitationTrimble, G.R., Jr.; Smith, H. Clay. 1970. Sprouting of dormant buds on border trees. Res. Pap. NE-179. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8 p.
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