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Title: Volume, Weight, and Pulping Properties Of 5-Year-OId Hardwoods

Author: Krinard, R. M.; Johnson, R. L.; Kennedy, H. E. Jr.;

Date: 1979

Source: Forest Products Journal 29(8):52-55

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: A hardwood plantation was established in an Arkansas small stream bottom at 10- by 100 foot spacing to obtain information on survival, growth, yield, and utilization possibilities on such Coastal Plain sites. The data are needed before the planting of hardwoods can be considered as an alternative to pine regeneration on these good hardwood sites. Seven hardwood species were sampled at age 5 to determine stem volumes, stem weight/branch weight and dry weight! green weight relationships, and pulping properties. Species were sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua L.), American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis L.), green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marsh.), cherrybark oak (Quercus falcata var. pagodaefolia Ell.), Nuttall oak (Quercus nuttallii Palmer), water oak (Quercus nigra L.), and yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera L.). Plantings' survival ranged from 47 percent for water oak to 94 percent for sycamore. Average DBH ranged from 1.6 inches for cherrybark oak to 3.1 inches for sycamore. Average height ranged from 13.4 feet for Nuttall oak to 20.5 feet for sycamore. Average stem volume ranged from 0.2 cubic feet for oaks to 0.7 cubic feet for sycamore. Average total tree dry weight ranged from 15 pounds for water oak to 51 pounds for sycamore. Stem weight accounted for 53 to 66 percent of total tree weight by species. Unbleached pulp from chips of each species did not have properties equal to the hardwood chip mixture now being used locally for facial tissue.

Keywords: sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua L.), American sycamore (Platanus. occidentalis L.), green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marsh.), cherrybark oak (Quercus falcata var. pagodaefolia Ell.), Nuttall oak (Quercus nuttallii Palmer), water oak (Quercus nigra L.), yellow-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera L.)

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Krinard, R. M.; Johnson, R. L.; Kennedy, H. E., Jr. 1979. Volume, Weight, and Pulping Properties Of 5-Year-OId Hardwoods. Forest Products Journal 29(8):52-55.

 


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