Survival and Height Growth of Sycamore Following Different Site-Preparation Treatments

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Abstract:

Nursery-grown American sycamore (Plantanus occidentalis L.) seedlings were planted following four site-preparation treatments: solid harrow, harrow and bed, single bed, and double bed. Analysis of height and survival data collected six years after planting showed that site-preparation effects were masked by block-to-block variability. The data were reanalyzed excluding the block within which plot-to-plot variability was greatest. In the reanalysis the harrow and bed treatment was superior in its effect on sycamore height growth, but significantly more trees survived when single- or double bedding treatments were used. A soil profile analysis revealed that patches of low survival and poor tree growth were invariably associated with Mascotte soil, a spodosol, while the better growing trees were situated on Ocilla soil.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research forester, Brunswick Pulp Land Company, Brunswick, Georgia

Publication date: November 1, 1980

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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.
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