Bulletin Volume 77-83

Bulletin Volume 77-83

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...and mockernut. Seedlings of large size are rare because seedlings usually meet with an accident which kills them back and puts them in the class of "seedling sprouts." Fire and pasturing are the chief sources of such accidents, which, however, are not unmixed evils, because young hickory sprouts readily, and the stool quickly sends out rapid-growing shoots that are generally straighter than the original seedling. Hickory is a very persistent sprouter when young. The sprouts will stand heavy shade and will come up, time after time, undiscouraged by repeated burnings and cutting back. In this property hickory excels all other hardwoods of the central hardwood region. Partly through this and partly through the fact that hickory is one of the last trees which cattle will eat, large areas of pasture land, especially in Ohio and Indiana, are occupied by pure stands of hickory sprouts. Occasionally, also, abandoned fields are so occupied. In both cases such stands are usually too open, and the trees are scrubby and knotty. Throughout the Ohio Valley and the central hardwood region generally, there is excellent reproduction of hickory in thickets under the older stands, and most of the saplings are seedling sprouts. In the river bottoms of the South, however, the reproduction generally is poor; this may be due to the fact that the ground is covered with water during the winter and the nuts are washed away, or to the fact that the stumps seem to sprout less readily in this region, or to the large number of hogs to eat the nuts. ( Most of the hickories now standing are either seedlings or sprouts from small stumps.OCoppice hickory is not nearly as common as coppice chestnut or oak, because hickories are slow-growing and their sprouting...
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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773616
  • 9781236773616