Sex Differences in Green Ash

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A disproportionately large number of first-generation selections from natural stands of green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marsh.) have been male. A study was undertaken to determine if male and female green ash differed in several important economic characteristics. Only straightness differences could be shown to be statistically significant, and, even for this trait, several opinions were needed to detect male superiority. Sufficient variation should exist in natural stands to allow inclusion of superior individuals of both sexes in a tree-improvement program.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Project Leader, Woodlands Research Department, Union Camp Corporation, Franklin, Virginia

Publication date: November 1, 1979

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