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Title: Longevity of Black Cherry, Wild Grape, and Sassafras Seed in the Forest Floor

Author: Wendel, G.W.;

Date: 1977

Source: Res. Pap. NE-375. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6p.

Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)

Description: The results of this study show that (1) black cherry seed remains viable in the forest floor for 3 years, with a small amount of seed germinating after 4 or 5 years; (2) sassafras seed remains viable for 6 years in the forest floor, and (3) some wild grape seed retains its viability for at least 8 years. These results are important to the forest manager in setting up harvest schedules and controlling unwanted species in the new stand.

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Wendel, G.W. 1977. Longevity of Black Cherry, Wild Grape, and Sassafras Seed in the Forest Floor. Res. Pap. NE-375. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6p.

 


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