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Forest Plantings on a Wet Site in Michigan

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Seven species--black spruce, white spruce, Norway spruce, Scotch pine, European larch, tamarack, and cottonwood--were planted on a wet site in southern Michigan on: (1) furrow slices made in the fall and planted the following spring, and (2) furrow slices made in the fall and planted the second spring after plowing. Eight-year survival was greatest on the newer furrows for all species, as was height growth except for tamarack, which grew equally well on both site conditions. For the best 150 trees per acre, total height growth for eight growing seasons averaged 13 feet for Scotch pine, European larch, and tamarack, and 6 feet for black spruce, white spruce, and Norway spruce.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Former Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Forestry, Michigan State University, E. Lansing

Publication date: 1969-03-01

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