Anatomy and Morphology of the Seedling Roots of Four Species of the Genus Quercus
Abstract:Over the deciduous forest area of the eastern United States much of the oak has been removed while the less desirable species such as hickory and ash have been left. Because of their lighter wind-blown seeds, many other species have an advantage over oaks in the regeneration which takes place in cutover areas. However, since the, oaks are one of the more valuable elements of the eastern hardwood areas, any practice which increases their frequency in regeneration is to be desired. Planting of oak in such areas would seem the logical solution to this problem but unfortunately in the past these plantings have been only partially successful. It was hoped that a more detailed study of the structure of the oak seedling might contribute to a better understanding of methods for re-establishing the valuable members of this genius.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Department of Biological Science, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana
Publication date: April 1, 1954
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