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Yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipfera L.) and black cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.) seedling-origin crop trees were released seven years after clearcutting. Ten years after the release, height and diameter growth, clear bole length, survival, crown class, and potential as a crop tree, were evaluated for released and unreleased trees. Based on this evaluation, the selection and releasing of young crop trees to a dominant crown-class position using the methods described here, is not recommended at this time. Because grapevines caused considerable tree damage, early treatment of grapevines is recommended.
Document Type: Journal Article
Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Parsons, West Virginia
Publication date: November 1, 1979
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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 Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.