Ponderosa Pine Family Growth Comparisons in the Central Great Plains of Kansas
Wayne A. Geye, Keith D. Lynch
DOI: 10.4236/ojf.2011.12004   PDF    HTML     6,171 Downloads   14,968 Views  


Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Laws.) has been planted widely in the Great Plains. Recommendations based on a 1968 study were to use material from south central South Dakota and north central Nebraska. A second test to further delineate seed sources (provenance/families) in this region was established in 1986. This paper reports results for survival, height, diameter, and D2H measurements in Kansas at 15 years. Results identify a wide range of suitable families within the Great Plains region.A majority of the tested sources performed well especially those from central Nebraska. Those sources from eastern Montana and western Nebraska performed poorly where environmental or geographic conditions were the poorest, thus verifying the original recommendations.

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Geye, W. & Lynch, K. (2011). Ponderosa Pine Family Growth Comparisons in the Central Great Plains of Kansas. Open Journal of Forestry, 1, 27-30. doi: 10.4236/ojf.2011.12004.

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