SEED DISPERSAL

BY

W. J. BEAL, M.S., PH.D.

PROFESSOR OF BOTANY AND FORESTRY IN
MICHIGAN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE

 

GINN & COMPANY

BOSTON · NEW YORK · CHICAGO · LONDON

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How oaks creep about and multiply.—Oaks come from acorns; everybody knows that. The nuts are produced in abundance, and those of the white oak send out pretty good tap roots on the same year they fall. Some of the nuts roll down the knoll or are carried about by squirrels or birds, as mentioned elsewhere. Let me tell you one thing that I discovered the white oaks were doing in the sand of the Jack-pine plains of Michigan. In dry weather the dead grass, sticks, and logs are often burned, which kills much or all that is growing above ground. In this way little maples, ashes, witch-hazels, willows, huckleberries, blackberries, sweet ferns, service berries, aspens, oaks, and others are often killed back, but afterward sprout up again and again, and, after repeated burnings, form each a large rough mass...................

 

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