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Increased Growth of Released White Oak Poles Continues through Two Decades

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Release doubled the diameter growth of white oak (Quercus alba L.) for 20 years after treatment. Pole-size trees released and pruned grew 10 percent less than those released only. The larger trees, especially those that were growing most rapidly prior to release, increased in diameter most rapidly during the 20-year period.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal Silviculturist, USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Carbondale, Illinois

Publication date: November 1, 1978

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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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