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The increasing scarcity of red oaks in Mississippi River floodplain forests: Influence of the residual overstory
Author(s): C. D. Oliver, E. C. Burkhardt and D. A. Skojac
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Forest Ecology and Management
Article Topic(s): Community level survey, Competition, Light
Research Setting(s): Forest, Wetland
Species Referenced: Cornus foemina (Stiff dogwood),
AbstractDiscusses forest management strategies in the Mississippi Delta river floodplain forests to ensure sufficient numbers several species of red oaks for timber and wildlife. Partial harvesting of red oaks that leaves taller trees intact suppresses growth of red oaks more than it suppresses other species including Cornus foemina. This article could provide information on growing requirements for Cornus foemina.
Suggested CitationC. D. Oliver, E. C. Burkhardt and D. A. Skojac. "The increasing scarcity of red oaks in Mississippi River floodplain forests: Influence of the residual overstory." Forest Ecology and Management 210.1-3 (2005): 393-414.