Wind training in some prairie trees

Southwestern Naturalist
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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 type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Wind training in some prairie trees
Series title Southwestern Naturalist
DOI 10.2307/3669259
Volume 14
Issue 1
Year Published 1969
Language English
Publisher Southwestern Association of Naturalists
Publisher location Dallas, TX
Description 3 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Southwestern Naturalist
First page 134
Last page 136
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