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Planting Northern Red Oak in the Missouri Ozarks: A Prescription

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A 4-step prescription for planting northern red oak is presented that calls for: (1) controlling undesirable woody understory vegetation with a herbicide applied before planting; (2) creating a medium density shelterwood; (3) under-planting large-diameter nursery stock with clipped tops; and (4) removing the shelter-wood 3 growing seasons after planting. By applying this prescription, 1/3, to ½ of planted trees can be expected to be successfully established 2 years after the shelter-wood is removed. North. J. Appl. For. 3:66-68, June 1986.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Mark Twain National Forest, Rolla, MO 65401

Publication date: 1986-06-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Northern Journal of Applied Forestry covers northeastern, midwestern, and boreal forests in the United States and Canada.
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