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Pin oak acorn production and regeneration as affected by stand density, structure and floodingAuthor(s): Leon S. Minckler; Robert E. McDermott
Source: Research Bulletin 750. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station. 24 p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous
Station: Central States Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionPin oak (Quercus palustris Muench.) is an important tree species common on wet, heavy soils in the Central States region. Until recently, however, the silvics of this species has been neglected (Minckler, 1957). In an effort to provide some of the missing information, a study was begun several years ago to find our more about pin oak acorn production and regeneration. The work gained impetus because of the increasing practice of artificially flooding pin oak flats during the winter to create fall and winter wild duck habitat through the establishment of "green tree reservoirs." Resource managers and landowners wanted to know what effect such flooding would have on acorn production, on regeneration, and on the trees themselves. So four of the public agencies concerned** set up a study to get basic information on pin oak acorn production and regeneration as related to stand density and structure, and also to find out how flooding would affect these phenomena. Results for the acorn production and regeneration phases of this study are reported here.
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CitationMinckler, Leon S.; McDermott, Robert E. 1960. Pin oak acorn production and regeneration as affected by stand density, structure and flooding. Research Bulletin 750. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station. 24 p.
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