Establishing pin oak reproduction in bottomland forests in southeastern Missouri

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Establishing pin oak reproduction in bottomland forests in southeastern Missouri

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dc.contributor.advisor Dey, Daniel C. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Kabrick, John M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Krekeler, Nicholas en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Missouri -- Mingo Swamp
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-03T19:18:48Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-03T19:18:48Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2010 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other KrekelerN-050410-T3878 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/8104
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 14, 2010). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: Dr. Dan Dey and Dr. John Kabrick. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description M.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Forestry. en_US
dc.description.abstract In pin oak (Quercus palustris Muenchh.) bottomland forests in southeast Missouri, we revisited clearcuts, shelterwood harvests, and controls within the Mingo Basin. Seventeen years later, we found significant changes, in both the change in basal area and changes in trees per acre for each of the species and genera present. We compared pretreatment midstory tree species' conditions with their mortality following a dormant season herbicide injection. Tree mortality rates varied significantly by species. Models developed suggest that green ash and American elm (Ulmus americana L.) trees were effectively deadened by the midstory treatment, and sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua L.) and red maple trees were not deadened effectively. We compared the survival and growth of underplanted pin oak acorns, bareroot seedlings, and RPM® container seedlings in plots that were thinned with and without ground flora control. After one growing season, we found that RPM® container seedlings had the greatest survival followed by bareroot seedlings. Survival of planted stock was similar to natural reproduction. Direct-seeded seedlings had the poorest survival. Diameter growth of planted stock was significantly less than that of direct-seeded or natural stock; height growth of bareroot stock was significantly less than the other stock types. en_US
dc.format.extent xi, 125 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pin oak -- Growth en_US
dc.subject.lcsh American elm -- Growth en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Forests and forestry en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Alluvial plains en_US
dc.title Establishing pin oak reproduction in bottomland forests in southeastern Missouri en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Forestry en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.S. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin b79329640
dc.identifier.oclc 648757270 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theses
dc.relation.ispartofcollection 2010 Freely available theses (MU)


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