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Experiments in Killing Northern Hardwoods with Sodium Arsenite and Ammonium Sulfamate

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Adirondack forests contain large quantities of cull hardwoods that should be poisoned or girdled. This article reports on a comprehensive study of the quantities of sodium arsenite and ammate required to kill large beech, birch, and maple trees at two different seasons of the year. The chemicals were applied in solution through holes bored in the trees.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Forester of the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., Stationed at the Adirondack Research Center, Paul Smiths, N. Y. in cooperation with Paul Smith's College

Publication date: 1955-08-01

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