Title: Stocktype and harvest gap size influence northern red oak regeneration success
Author: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Rathfon, Ron A.; Davis, Anthony S.; Carlson, Don E.;
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 247-250
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: Four different northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) stocktypes (standard- or low-nursery-density bareroot seedlings and 11.4 or 18.9 L container seedlings) were outplanted into large-, medium-, and small-harvested gap openings (0.400, 0.024, and 0.100 ha, respectively) and closed-canopy control plots in southern Indiana. Two-year survival, height, and diameter were each lower in small gaps and control plots, but there were no differences between medium and large openings. Container seedlings had reduced survival compared to bareroot stock, which was attributed to root damage incurred during overwintering. Diameter growth of container seedlings was greater than that of bareroot stock, though height growth did not differ. Both initial and final height and diameter were greater for container than bareroot stock. Container stock in the two larger gap-opening treatments established a dominant, free-to-grow status. These results illustrate the potential suitability of certain gap opening sizes and stocktypes to promote oak regeneration after harvesting.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly
which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
XML: View XML
Jacobs, Douglass F.; Rathfon, Ron A.; Davis, Anthony S.; Carlson, Don E. 2006. Stocktype and harvest gap size influence northern red oak regeneration success. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 247-250
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility