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Root Deformation Correlated with Sapling Size for Loblolly Pine

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Abstract:

In the North Carolina Piedmont and Coastal Plain, more large saplings than small were found with deformed roots. Although large planting stock with hard-to-plant root systems could have had an initial growth advantage, large saplings probably developed extensive shallow root systems which could utilize nutrients in the fertile upper soil layers more effectively than the deeper taproots of" correctly" planted saplings.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor, Department of Forestry, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Publication date: March 1, 1974

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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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