Undisturbed Rhododendron Thickets are not Spreading
A series of transects were installed in eight rhododendron thickets on Bent Creek Experimental Forest. Ring counts taken on stems along the transects showed that the thickets were essentially even-aged and that they were about the same age. Because no pattern in age could be observed, it was concluded that these undisturbed rhododendron thickets were not spreading. Therefore, control of these thickets can be delayed until the end of the timber rotation. At that time, control measures must be taken or the thickets will spread and cause serious competition to regeneration.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Region 10, Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., Asheville, N. C.
Publication date: 1967-05-01
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