Skip to Main Content
Biological response of plantation cottonwood to spacing, pruning and thinningAuthor(s): R. J. Gascon; R. M. Krinard
Source: In: Symposium on eastern cottonwood and related species. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. 385-391.
Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
PDF: View PDF (550.71 KB)
DescriptionA literature review and a sampling of data obtained from cottonwood growers of the biological response of plantation-grown cottonwood trees to initial spacings in the Midsouth have indicated the following trends: as spacing increased, dbh increased, height of dominants not practically affected, total cubic volume decreased, basal area decreased, natural pruning decreased, and, regardless of spacing, mean annual diameter growth peaked in the second or third year. Thinnings have neither increased diameter growth of residual trees nor greatly changed total cubic volume yields. Pruning should be restricted to less than 50 percent of total tree height. Mid-growing season pruning seems to produce less branching than dormant or early season pruning.
- 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.
CitationGascon, R. J.; Krinard, R. M. 1976. Biological response of plantation cottonwood to spacing, pruning and thinning. In: Symposium on eastern cottonwood and related species. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. 385-391.
KeywordsPopulus deltoides, growth, artificial regeneration, increment
- The Concentration of Nutrients in Tissues of Plantation-Grown Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides Bart.)
- Populus deltoides Bartr ex Marsh.
- Shoot Morphogenesis Associated With Flowering in Populus deltoides (Salicaceae)
XML: View XML