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How Sod Affects Establishment of Hybrid Poplar Plantations

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Hybrid poplars have shown exceptionally rapid growth under favorable conditions, but when planted in soddy fields their performance has been disappointing. In the experiment reported herewith the hybrids did best where the sod was turned under and the sod-free area was weeded during the first growing season. This experiment and a survey of related literature lead the author to suggest that the widespread difficulties encountered in planting hardwoods may be largely overcome by site preparation and after care.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Senior Silviculturist, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Philadelphia, Pa., in cooperation with the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Publication date: June 1, 1945

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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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