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Relation of the Root System of a Sprouting Stump in Quercus Montana Willd. To that of an Undisturbed Tree

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The effect of any improvement cutting made within the extensive hardwood forests of the eastern United States may be destroyed by the ability of the component species to sprout. Sprouting indicates that only a portion of the root system dies when the parent tree is cut. This paper describes an attempt to learn how extensive this dying may be. A root crown ratio and the ratio between leaf area of the parent tree and that of the first year sprouts are also presented.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Allegheny Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: April 1, 1939

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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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