Title: Selecting superior yellow birch trees; a preliminary guide.
Author: Clausen, Knud E.; Godman, Richard M.;
Source: Research Paper NC-20. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Description: Describes procedures to follow and characteristics to consider in selecting superior yellow birch trees. The first selection should be on the basis of tree quality. Characteristics to consider are as follows: for the stem--straightness, roundness, taper grain, self-pruning, and absence of defects; for the crown--apical dominance, branch angle, and branch diameter; for growth--tree height, stem diameter and volume, length, diameter, and density of the crown, and growth rate.
Keywords: yellow birch, selection, tree quality
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Clausen, Knud E.; Godman, Richard M. 1967. Selecting superior yellow birch trees; a preliminary guide. Research Paper NC-20. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
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