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Small clusters of fast-growing trees enhance forest structure on restored bottomland sites

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Small clusters of fast-growing trees enhance forest structure on restored bottomland sites; 2006; Article; Journal; Restoration Ecology; Twedt, D.J.

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Despite the diversity of trees in bottomland forests, restoration on bottomland sites is often initiated by planting only a few species of slow-growing, hard mast?producing trees. Although successful at establishing trees, these young forests are slow to develop vertical structure, which is a key predictor of forest bird colonization. Furthermore, when natural seed sources are few, restored sites may be depauperate in woody species. To increase richness of woody species, maximum tree height, and total stem density, I supplemented traditional plantings on each of 40 bottomland restoration sites by planting 96 Eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides) and American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) in eight clusters of 12 trees. First year [...]

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D.J. Twedt

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