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Construction Lumber From Hybrid Aspen Plantations In the Central States

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As judged from an Iowa study, the growth of Leuce section hybrid poplars for sawlog production seems attractive. Volume growth estimates for two clones at age 22 averaged 259 ft.³ per acre annually. Lumber from the hybrids was as strong as or stronger than that of Populus grandidentata in all properties tested except compression parallel to the grain. Seasoning and machining properties were normal. Plantation culture of these hybrids on upland sites that are currently producing little might contribute significantly to meeting lumber needs in the Central States.
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Affiliations: Research Associate, School of Forestry, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse

Publication date: 1982-05-01

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