Effects of weed and grass control on the establishment of Fraxinus excelsior L.
Keywords: Fraxinus excelsior L., ash, weed control, soil moisture, grass, forest protection.
AbstractFraxinus excelsior L. was planted at Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford in a loam to clay loam soil which had previously been used for intensive beef production. Weed control, using glyphosate, was practised on part of the site for three consecutive years , the rest remained untreated. A marked increase in tree height and quality occurred in the treated plots. It is suggested that vegetation competing for moisture , rather than nutrients, was the main reason for the poor growth in the control plots.
How to Cite
Culleton, N. and Bulfin, M. (1992) “Effects of weed and grass control on the establishment of Fraxinus excelsior L.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9704 (Accessed: 25March2023).