Uses of Hardwood Clones in Forestry Research

Clones of forest trees can be of considerable value as research tools. Furthermore, for high valued species or specific products or for special use, planting vegetative propagules may be more desirable and perhaps more economical than planting seedlings. Horticulturists have for years used clones to increase production and to improve the quality of a variety of fruits and ornamental plants. The use of hardwood clones in forestry is not, of course, a new concept.

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

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

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