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Saving Our Sugar Maples: Searching for Tough Survivors to Clone

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Title: Saving Our Sugar Maples: Searching for Tough Survivors to Clone
Author: Roussy, Anne-Marie; Dale, Adam; Kevan, Peter
Abstract: We have been looking for, and identifying, sugar maples that are surviving the environmental stresses that have confronted them for a good many years. These trees are all older than 80 years and are growing on roadsides exposed to road salt and car exhaust. They are the survivors as many others in the same age bracket have already died from these various stresses. Can we propagate tough trees from them? We have designated potential “selected parent trees” as those survivors that have a single stem or trunk and have an even, healthy-looking crown. Using the selected trees, we are developing ways to clone them by rooting some of their twigs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2428
Date: 2008-03
Citation: Roussy, A., Dale, A. and Kevan, P. "Saving Our Sugar Maples: Searching for Tough Survivors to Clone." Ontario Arborist (March/April 2008): 32-33


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