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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

Month: May
Year: 2005

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Forest Ecology and Management
Volume: 210
Issue: 1-3
Pages: 393-414

Article Topic(s): Community level survey, Competition, Light
Research Setting(s): Forest, Wetland

Species Referenced: Cornus foemina (Stiff dogwood),

Abstract

Discusses 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 Citation

C. 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.

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ISSN: 0378-1127
DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2005.02.036

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