Observations on Japanese Red and Japanese Black Pines in Central Oklahoma

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Japanese red and Japanese black pines, growing in forest plantations near Stillwater, Oklahoma, have been under observation during the past 8 and 6 years respectively. Both species have been found hardy and adapted to local growing conditions, comparing favorably with other, more common pines in survival and growth. Behavior of Japanese black pine has been particularly impressive. Of six species of pine tested, it has been first in survival and second in rate of growth. It has also been among the species least susceptible to injury by the pine tip moth.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station, Stillwater, Okla.

Publication date: September 1, 1949

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