Tree growth and stand development of four Populus clones in large monoclonal plots

@article{Debell2004TreeGA,
  title={Tree growth and stand development of four Populus clones in large monoclonal plots},
  author={Dean S. Debell and Constance A. Harrington and GARY W. CLENDENEN and John C. Zasada},
  journal={New Forests},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={1-18}
}
Four clones of Populus were planted in replicated monoclonal plots near Olympia, WA, to evaluate their suitability for use in short-rotation culture. All clones were easily established and had minimal problems from damaging agents during the first five years. Observed differences among clones in pattern and amount of growth appeared to be associated with differences in number and density of buds, sylleptic branching, and phenology. In addition, differences in drought tolerance and stockability… CONTINUE READING