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Clonal Propagation of Sugar Maple by Rooting Cuttings

Sugar maple cuttings from mature trees are difficult to root. The major problem of developing a successful propagation program is not only rooting, but also the overwintering survival of newly rooted cuttings. Sugar maple cuttings that did root failed to break bud and resume growth the next spring. This paper reviews the research conducted at the USDA Forest Service's Burlington Sugar Maple Laboratory and reports successful techniques for rooting and overwintering sugar maple cuttings. Overwintering survival was significantly increased when the cuttings were forced to break bud and produce a flush of new growth immediately after being rooted.

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Author(s): Harry W. Yawney, John R. Donnelly

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Northeastern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1981