Comparative Seedling Growth of Four Hardwood Species

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Seedlings of Populus balsamifera L., Liriodendron tulipifera L., Ulmus americana L., and Acer rubrum L. were grown in a fiberglass greenhouse. Total dry weight after 20 weeks was, (a) proportional to the percentage of dry matter allocated to leaf production, (b) relatively little affected by differences in seed size and net assimilation rates and (c) inversely related to the shade tolerance of the species involved.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor, Department of Forestry and Wildlife, Virginia Polytechnic Inst., Blacksburg, 24061

Publication date: March 1, 1968

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