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Spring Frost Damage in Young Forest Plantings Near La Crosse, Wisconsin

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Observations of effects of spring freezing of May 22-23, 1963, on 13 tree species in second- and third-year plantations near La Crosse, Wis., indicate the following sensitivity to frost injury: very sensitive, black walnut, white ash, and red oak; moderately sensitive, Norway spruce, white spruce, European latch; slightly sensitive, Austrian pine; not sensitive, five pine species, namely, jack, ponderosa, red, Scotch, and white pines; and a juniper, eastern redcedar. Some variation was noted in frost damage by altitude.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Soil Scientist, Division of Watershed Management Research, Lake States Forest Expt. Sta., St. Paul, Minn., maintained by the Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., in cooperation with the University of Minnesota

Publication date: January 1, 1965

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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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