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Soil compaction and initial height growth of planted ponderosa pine.Author(s): P. H. Cochran; Terry Brock
Source: Res. Note PNW-RN-434. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 4 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionEarly height growth of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex Laws.) seedlings planted in clearcuts in central Oregon was negatively correlated with increasing soil bulk density. Change in bulk density accounted for less than half the total variation in height growth. Although many other factors affect the development of seedlings, compaction has reduced the rate of height growth.
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CitationCochran, P. H.; Brock, Terry. 1985. Soil compaction and initial height growth of planted ponderosa pine. Res. Note PNW-RN-434. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station: 4 p.
Keywordssoil compaction, soil bulk density, increment (height), ponderosa pine
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