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Black Cherry Seed Source Study in Northern Alabama-Ten Year Results

In 1965 seed of black cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.) was collected from 47 individual trees in eight widespread geographic areas--four in Tennessee and one each in North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Outplantings were established at two widely separated locations in 1967. Performance at these locations is not explainable on the basis of source latitude and altitude alone, suggesting that other adaptive factors are involved. Height and dbh differences were highly significant after eight years in southwestern Michigan and after ten years in northern Alabama. Frequency of black knot infection was not related to source but differences among genetic families were significant.

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Author(s): Paul E. Barnett

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1977

Section: Session 3: Hardwoods