Natural Spreading of Planted Black Locust in Southeastern Ohio

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This paper presents the results of a study to throw light on various problems relating to the spread of black locust (Robinia pseudacacia L.) on southeastern Ohio farmlands. Planting for erosion control, begun many years ago, has been followed by a spread through root suckering at rates varying with local conditions of site and land use between 3.3 and 10 feet a year. The advance was slowest on lands heavily grazed. By planting a square 2 1/2-acre worn-out field or pasture either in 5 parallel strips or in 8 groups, a 6-foot annual advance would obtain a complete coverage in from 7 to 10 years, with a large economy in cost and quantity of planting stock.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Iowa State College

Publication date: June 1, 1935

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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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