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Adaptability of black walnut, black cherry, and Northern red oak to Northern CaliforniaAuthor(s): Philip M. McDonald
Source: Tree Planters Notes. 38(4): 31-36
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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DescriptionWhen planted in sheltered sites in northern California, only 49% of black walnut (Juglans nigra L.) and 58% of black cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.) survived for 15 years, and 20% of northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) survived for 10 years. The black walnut trees averaged 0.6 inches diameter at breast height (dbh) and 5.4 feet in height when measured at 15 years; the black cherry trees averaged 2.1 inches dbh and 20.3 feet in height. The northern red oak seedlings taller than breast height averaged 1.0 inch dbh and 3.8 feet in height. In northern California, only the black cherry shows any promise as an economically valuable species for sheltered sites.
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CitationMcDonald, P.M. 1987. Adaptability of black walnut, black cherry, and Northern red oak to Northern California. Tree Planters Notes. 38(4): 31-36.
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