Overtopping by Successional Coast-Range Vegetation Slows Douglas-Fir Seedlings
Abstract:In the Coast Range of Oregon, plants that formed ground cover or encroached from the side did not affect growth of planted Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) seedlings five and seven years after planting. Overtopped seedlings, however, were smaller and grew more slowly than those unshaded by adjacent vegetation. Use of Large transplants coupled with control of overtopping vegetation is advantageous where bracken and woody competitors abound.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Professor of Forest Ecology, School of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis 97331-5704.
Publication date: March 1, 1984
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