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Effect of Shade on Growth of Seedling American Chestnut Trees

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American chestnut seedlings were grown for three seasons in full sun or under a shade tent (65% shade) that was put in place each spring and removed each fall. Seedlings grown in the shade were larger, and fewer died from winter injury.

Keywords: Castanea dentata; chestnut seedling establishment

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2007

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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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