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Wilting and Soil Moisture Depletion by Tree Seedlings and Grass

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As a result of summer drought conditions common throughout the prairie areas and the Ozarks, plantations made on grassy sites may fail during the initial growing season. The authors found that brome grass absorbed soil moisture more rapidly than some tree seedlings and that the permanent wilting percentage was lower with grass than with trees. The resnits of their investigation emphasize the need for moisture-conserving treatments when tree seedlings are planted in heavily sodded sites.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forestry, Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa, (Senior Member S.A.F.)

Publication date: 1948-05-01

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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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