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Inheritance of Growth Potential and Cambial Electrical Resistance in Red Maple

Diameter growth of control-pollinated progenies of red maple tended to be intermediate between that of the parent clones. Electrical resistance in the cambial zone of progeny trees likewise tended to be intermediate between parent clones throughout the growing season. Correlations between diameter growth and cambial electrical resistance were highly significant. Determinations of cambial electrical resistance are therefore probably reflections of growth rate and cannot be used to predict growth performance.

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Author(s): Frank S. Santamour, Jr.

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Northeastern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1982

Section: Session 2