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Regenerating Cottonwood from Natural Seedfall

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On moist sites with an adequate seed source, eastern cottonwood can be regenerated by plowing parallel ditches about 8 inches deep and 6 feet wide. Ditches are most successful in forested areas (excluding old fields) and in silt or sandy loam soils. They can be made with a bulldozer blade or giant plow at one-third to one-half the cost of planting.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Stationed at the Southern Hardwoods Laboratory, which is maintained at Stoneville, Miss., in cooperation with the Southern Hardwood Forest Research Group and the Mississippi Agric. Expt. Sta.

Publication date: January 1, 1965

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