Root suckers arising after cutting 10 yr old pin cherry in eastern Quebec were studied. Most suckers emerged during the first 2 yr and only a small proportion emerged after 3 or 4 yr. The number of suckers forming a clone was highly variable and was probably influenced by the degree of interspecific competition affecting this shade-intolerant species. No clonal variations were observed in the diameter of parent roots producing suckers, or in the initiation of new roots around the base of suckers up to 5 yr old. Annual growth of sucker basal diameter differed among clones and also within a clone. The oldest suckers had the greatest rates of basal growth. Results from this study indicate that cutting will not prove effective as a mean for controlling pin cherry during cleaning treatments, but will help to maintain dense pin cherry browse for white-tailed deer or moose. North. J. Appl. For. 14(3):117-119.
Document Type: Journal Article
Ministère des Ressources naturelles du Québec, Direction de la recherche forestière, 2700 Einstein, Ste-Foy (Québec), Canada G1P 3W8
Publication date: September 1, 1997
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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.