A New Principle in Seed Collecting for Norway Pine

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Abstract:

This study, which is a by-product of a long-term study involving the growing of Norway pine progeny from different localities and individual trees within the natural range of this species, is still not a genetical study in the true sense. It involves only the question of immediate vigor and survival in nursery stock and points the way to obtaining the best seed from this standpoint only. Nothing in these results is intended to suggest that the geographic origin and climatic adaptation of different strains are not important in reforestation,--rather that, within a given locality or range, certain types of trees are much more efficient seed-bearers than others.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Senior Silviculturist, Lake States Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: May 1, 1931

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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