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Rooting Cuttings from Select Yellow-Poplar Trees

Select yellow-poplar trees are commonly propagated by grafting. This method is used in lieu of a dependable process for rooting cuttings from mature trees. Own-rooted propagules, however, offer several advantages over grafted stock. Among these are their suitability for clonal testing on a variety of planting sites, testing for degree of resistance to certain root diseases and the elimination of the problems of incompatibility between stock and scion.

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Author(s): Robert G. McAlpine, Paul P. Kormanik

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1971

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