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Oaks: Site and Light

John Kabrick, Dan Dey, Eric Zenner

From an oak's point of view, what's the best way to characterize the "good spots" for regeneration?  Turns out topography, soils, hydrology, and the local plant community are pretty helpful.  But how you manage the overstory is the other half of the story.

Publications:

Motsinger, J.R., J.M. Kabrick, D.C. Dey, D.E. Henderson, and E.K. Zenner. 2010.  Effect of midstory and understory removal on the establishment and development of natural and artificial pin oak advance reproduction in bottomland forests.  New Forests 29:195-213.

Kabrick, J.M., E.K. Zenner, D.C. Dey, D. Gwaze, and R.G. Jensen.  2008.   Using ecological land types to examine landscape-scale oak regeneration dynamics.  Forest Ecology and Management 255:3051-3062.