Skip to Main Content
Sprout Singling in North Alabama HardwoodsAuthor(s): Kozma Naka; Philip G. Cannon
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–71. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 509-512
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
PDF: Download Publication (706 KB)
DescriptionMany commercial hardwood species grow quite well in northern Alabama and most regenerate by stump sprouts after harvest. The number of sprouts on a stump depends on several factors such as species and stump size. To determine if the practice of singling (removing all but the single best sprout from a stump) might be a means of accelerating the growth rate of one stem from each stump, 145 pairs of stumps were chosen at 4 different clearcut areas on a forest industry tract in Lawrence County, AL. For each pair of stumps, one randomly selected stump was “singled,” while the other had no sprouts removed. Measurements taken 1 and 4 years later indicated that the sprouts of several species had very strong initial responses in diameter growth as a result of singling, especially the sprouts of the older stumps growing on moister sites.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
CitationNaka, Kozma; Cannon, Philip G. 2004. Sprout Singling in North Alabama Hardwoods. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–71. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 509-512
- Effect of harvesting season on hybrid poplar coppicing
- Coppice Regeneration in Water Tupelo--Does It Work?
- Growth and Survival of Water Tupelo Coppice Regeneration After Six Growing Seasons
XML: View XML