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The Silvicultural Potential of Mixed Stands of Cherrybark Oak and American Sycamore: Spacing Is the Key

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The interaction of planted cherrybark oak (Quercus falcata var. pagodifolia Ell.) and American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis L.) was investigated on a flood plain of a minor stream in Arkansas. Oaks growing 20 ft or more from a sycamore attained a dominant position by 24 years, but were still smaller in diameter and height than dominant sycamores. Rapid height and diameter growth of sycamore tends to retard oaks growing close to the sycamores. After 24 years, height and diameter differences between dominant oaks and sycamores are beginning to narrow, suggesting that oaks may become more prominent. South. J. Appl. For. 11(3):158-161.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Vicksburg, MS 39180

Publication date: 1987-08-01

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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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