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Title: Studies Show Steps to More Success Planting Oak Forests

Author: Johnson, Robert L.;

Date: 1986

Source: Forest Farmer 46(1):20-21

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: As Ann Nestelroad observes in a preceding article, acorns sown 6 inches deep can germinate and produce seedlings. I believe, however, that the best oak establishment comes from acorns sown 1 to 2 inches deep in open areas. Deep sowing does not substantially reduce acorn depredation by rodents, but two ongoing studies at Stoneville, Mississippi, indicate that sowing in larger forest clearings may.

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Johnson, Robert L. 1986. Studies Show Steps to More Success Planting Oak Forests. Forest Farmer 46(1):20-21.


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