Effects of Shade Upon Coniferous Seedlings Grown in Nutrient Solutions

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Foresters are endlessly optimistic about unraveling the mysteries of tolerance. The present writer thought he might make progress if he could be certain that disturbing soil factors could be removed, so he raised plants in a nutrient solution under different degrees of light. The results simply added another bit of evidence to show that (1) tree seedlings are not such simple organisms as we sometimes think they are, and (2) some of our ideas on tolerance are not as sound as we often believe.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forestry, University of California, Berkeley, Calif., and Member of the Council, Society of American Foresters

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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