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Variation in flood tolerance of container-grown seedlings of swamp white oak, bur oak, and white oak

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Walsh, Michael P.; Van Sambeek, J.W.; Coggeshall, Mark V.

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2008

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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: 446-456.

Abstract

How much variation in flood tolerance exists among seedlings within oak species, given the flood frequency of sites from which acorns are collected, has been largely unexplored. Our studies examined initial growth and flood tolerance for seedlings of swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor Willd.), bur oak (Q. macrocarpa L.), and white oak (Q. alba L.) grown from acorns collected from both upland and bottomland sites. Two-flush seedlings grown in a soil-less potting mix were subjected to partial inundation for 0, 4, and 8 weeks with stagnant water in a shade house covered with 50 percent shade fabric.

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Walsh, Michael P.; Van Sambeek, J.W.; Coggeshall, Mark V. 2008. Variation in flood tolerance of container-grown seedlings of swamp white oak, bur oak, and white oak. 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: 446-456.

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