Lowland Brush in Clearcut Spruce Swamps Develops from Residual Vegetation--Not from Invasion

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A vegetation survey in black spruce swamps and lowland brush areas in north-central Minnesota suggests that lowland brush usually develops from the vegetative reproduction of shrubs already present at the time of logging, and not by invasion from surrounding areas. To reproduce black spruce and avert succession to brush on swamps similar to those sampled, residual vegetation should be killed as soon as possible after clearcutting.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: North Central Forest Expt. Sta., Grand Rapids, Minn.

Publication date: July 1, 1968

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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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