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Early Flower Production Among the Pines

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It usually has been assumed that most species of pine produced fertile cones only after the tree had attained considerable age. The data presented in the following article show that at Placerville, Calif., at least, many pines produce cones at an average age of 6.2 years. These data indicate that the breeding of special pine strains and hybrids may not be a task requiring an exceptionally long period of time.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Institute of Forest Genetics California Forest and Range Experiment Station

Publication date: December 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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