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A Paulownia Seed Source Trial in East Texas and its Implications to Species Introduction

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A seed source trial of royal paulownia (Paulownia tomentosa) and white-flowered paulownia (P. fortunei) was established in East Texas in 1987. Results showed that the two seed sources of white-flowered paulownia performed better in survival and in height and dbh growth than both seed sources of royal paulownia over the 6-yr period. No significant difference was found between the two seed sources within each species at the 5% level. The largest tree of white-flowered paulownia was 45 ft tall and 13.8 in. in diameter. The results suggest that white-flowered paulownia is a preferred species in climates similar to East Texas. South. J. Appl. For. 18(2): 65-67.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Forest Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843

Publication date: 1994-05-01

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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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