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Home Publications National Nursery Proceedings 1995 Quality or Quantity: Stock Choices for Establishing Planted Northern Red Oak

Quality or Quantity: Stock Choices for Establishing Planted Northern Red Oak

A northern red oak plantation was established in 1988 in a recently clearcut mixed oak stand to evaluate outplanting performance relative to the type of planting stock (1 -0, 2-0, 1 -1, 2-1, 2-year-old containerized, and direct-seeded) and impositions of other cultural factors (undercutting in the nursery, raising stock in an extended growing season in Alabama vs a local Pennsylvania nursery, top-clipping at planting time, and tree shelters). Twenty different treatments were compared, each with at least 33 replications. To minimize potential genetic bias among treatments, the same seed source was used to produce all but four of the treatments. For the first 3 years after outplanting, the plantation was enclosed by an electric fence to minimize deer damage and competing vegetation was controlled.

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Author(s): James J. Zaczek, Kim C. Steiner, Todd W. Bowersox

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 1995

Event: Northeastern Forest Nursery Association Conference
1995 - Mitchell, IN