Is seedling grading beneficial to artificial regeneration of northern red oaks?

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  • Authors: Kormanik, Paul P.; Sung, Shi-Jean S.; Zarnoch, Stanley J.
  • Publication Year: 2005
  • Publication Series: Other
  • Source: In: Weigel, D.R.; Van Sambeek, J.W.; Michler, C.H., eds. Ninth workshop on seedling physiology and growth problems in oak plantings. 2004 October 18-20; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-262. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 9.

Abstract

Effective and consistent success with artificial regeneration of northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) has been achieved on many sites using 1-0 graded seedlings produced with the nursery protocol developed by the USDA Forest Service at the Institute of Tree Root Biology in cooperation with the Georgia Forestry Commission. Small northern red oak (NRO) plantings of one or two acres have demonstrated that artificial regeneration can play a vital role in restoring this species in stands where it has been difficult to establish NRO naturally for different reasons.

  • Citation: Kormanik, Paul P.; Sung, Shi-Jean S.; Zarnoch, Stanley J. 2005. Is seedling grading beneficial to artificial regeneration of northern red oaks?. In: Weigel, D.R.; Van Sambeek, J.W.; Michler, C.H., eds. Ninth workshop on seedling physiology and growth problems in oak plantings. 2004 October 18-20; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-262. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 9.
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  • Modified Date: June 20, 2009
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