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Evaluation of root force? container seedlings of four oak species for bottomland forest restoration in southern Indiana: 2 year results

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2005

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In: Weigel, D.R.; Van Sambeek, J.W.; Michler, C.H., eds. Ninth workshop on seedling physiology and growth problems in oak plantings. 2004 October 18-20; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-262. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 22.

Abstract

Bottomland forest restoration has become an area of interest in the last 10 to 15 years due to large scale bottomland flooding. Seed sources for large heavy seeded species such as the various native bottomland oaks are nonexistent, thus planting seedlings is needed to increase the proportion of heavy seeded trees to diversify bottomland forests. Nursery-grown bareroot seedlings are not usually competitive and do not survive well in areas with heavy vegetation and grass, especially where herbicides cannot be used for competition control. Larger container-grown seedlings may be more competitive than bareroot seedlings in afforesting productive bottomlands.

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Weigel, Dale R.; Dey, Daniel C. 2005. Evaluation of root force? container seedlings of four oak species for bottomland forest restoration in southern Indiana: 2 year results. In: Weigel, D.R.; Van Sambeek, J.W.; Michler, C.H., eds. Ninth workshop on seedling physiology and growth problems in oak plantings. 2004 October 18-20; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-262. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 22.

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