Growth strategies in eastern hemlock

January 2, 2017

Peter Del Tredici

Growth strategies in eastern hemlock

Peter Del Tredici (Arnold Arboretum Senior Research Scientist Emeritus) and David Orwig (Harvard Forest Senior Ecologist) examined natural populations of eastern hemlock, Tsuga canadensis. Published in Rhodora, they found that the populations employed a layering strategy that involves changing the growth orientation of branches which rejuvenated the populations in stressful environments. abstract »

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