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Methods of Breaking Dormancy in Certain Forest Trees

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It is frequently desirable to have actively growing tree seedlings available in midwinter for experimental purposes. Most tree species have a dormant period of several months even in a warm greenhouse, and can be used only in the summer unless an effective method of breaking dormancy can be developed. The results of experiments with seedlings of red oak, white oak, and yellow poplar, and with the twigs of red gum and beech are given herewith.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Botanical Laboratories, Duke University

Publication date: October 1, 1934

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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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