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Title: Grafting influences on early acorn production in swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor Wild.)
Author: Coggeshall, Mark V.; Van Sambeek, J.W.; Garrett, H.E.
Publication: In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 20-25.
Abstract: Early fruiting of swamp white oak planting stock has been observed. The potential to exploit this trait for wildlife enhancement purposes was evaluated in a grafting study. Scions from both precocious and non-precocious ortets were grafted onto a series of related seedling rootstock sources. Acorn production was recorded through age 4 years. Acorn productivity of the grafts was identical to their ortet rankings for cumulative acorn production over a 5-year period when graft productivity was standardized on a trunk crosssectional area basis.
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