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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