Asymmetry in tree crowns has been established for some time. Lawrence (Ecol. Monogr. 9:217-257, 1939) studied wind training, one cause of asymmetry, in the Columbia River Gorge. He and Boyce (Ecol. Monogr. 24: 29-67, 1954) cite the intensity and direction of wind during the growing season as the causative agents. In their study of trunk asymmetry, Potter and Green (Cology 45: 10-23, 1964) mention crown deformity in the open stands of trees.
Prairie trees are typically found in open stands, and to our knowledge no quantitative studies have been done on their crown asymmetry. The present study on the nature of this asymmetry, is an attempt to fill the void.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Wind training in some prairie trees|
|Series title||Southwestern Naturalist|
|Publisher||Southwestern Association of Naturalists|
|Publisher location||Dallas, TX|
|Larger Work Type||Article|
|Larger Work Subtype||Journal Article|
|Larger Work Title||Southwestern Naturalist|
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