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Notes: Seedling Density Influences the Early Growth of Planted Sycamore

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American sycamore was grown at densities ranging from 200 to 27,000 trees per hectare. At 6 years of age, total height was greatest at stocking levels of about 1,000 to 5,000 trees per hectare; stem diameters were largest at low through intermediate densities. Proportion of branchwood per tree increased as stocking decreased. The most green weight yield, approximately 60,000 kg/ha, occurred at the highest density. Moderate competition among trees was necessary to obtain maximum height growth and a high ratio of stemwood to branchwood. Forest Sci. 24:493-496.

Keywords: Platanus occidentalis; hardwood plantations

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Mathematical Statistician, USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication date: December 1, 1978

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

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