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RM-RP-250: Ten-year performance of ponderosa pine provenances in the Great Plains of North America


Read, Ralph A. 1983. Ten-year performance of ponderosa pine provenances in the Great Plains of North America. Res. Pap. RM-RP-250. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 17 p.

A cluster and discriminant analysis based on nine of the best plantations, partitioned the seed provenance into six geographic clusters according to their consistency of performance in the plantations. The Northcentral Nebraska cluster of three provenances performed consistently well above the average in all plantations. These easternmost stands of ponderosa pine along the Niobrara River escarpment in Nebraska from about 101° longitude and eastward, and those in the drainage of the South Fork of the White River near Rosebud, S. Dak., are recommended for tree planting in all Great Plains states.

Keywords: ponderosa pine, Great Plains, plantations, seed provenance, plantations


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Title: RM-RP-250: Ten-year performance of ponderosa pine provenances in the Great Plains of North America
Electronic Publish Date: August 2, 2005
Last Update:
August 3, 2012

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