Root Deformation Correlated with Sapling Size for Loblolly Pine
Authors: Hay, Ronald L.; Woods, Frank W.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 72, Number 3, 1 March 1974 , pp. 143-145(3)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
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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