Early Results From a Cherrybark Oak Improvement Project

At two cherrybark oak plantings in Tennessee and two in Arkansas, age-3 height of open-pollinated progeny varied significantly among families. Source differences were not significant in Arkansas. In Tennessee, progeny of the local trees were twice as tall as progeny of Arkansas and Mississippi trees. Progeny of phenotypically selected parents were significantly taller than the progeny from random parents at only one of four plantings. Survival of seedlings planted with bare roots or in milk cartons was significantly better than that of seedlings planted in paper tubes.


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Author(s): William K. Randall

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1973

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