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Root Grafts and Translocation of 2,4,5-T in Young Sweetgum Stands

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Backflash mortality of untreated trees was observed in New Jersey sweetgum stands where 2,4,5-T had been applied with injectors in experimental thinnings. Translocation of the herbicide from treated to untreated trees was attributed to root grafts, verified by excavation. Injector thinnings still seem feasible, so long as treated stems are at least 1½ feet away from crop trees.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Staff of Northeastern Forest Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., New Lisbon, N. J.

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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