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Characteristics and Growth of Natural Green Ash Stands

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Green ash occurs naturally in pure, even-aged stands on poorly drained, silty flats in southern bottom-lands. Total basal area carrying capacity on these sites is about 160 sq. ft. per acre. Volume growth, 39 to 65 cu. ft. per acre per year, is primarily related to stand age. Ash appears to be relatively free from insect and disease attacks, but rabbits and deer damage seedlings. Severe losses are caused by the water impoundments of beavers. The pioneer nature of green ash indicates that it is adapted for plantation management systems or natural regeneration on clearcut areas.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Assistant, School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens

Publication date: August 1, 1975

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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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