Effects of environmental variables and grazing on planted willow (Salix boothii Dorn) cuttings Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/cv43p1156

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • The influence of streambank location and timing of herbivory on success of planted Booth's willow (Salix boothii Dorn) cuttings along a Rosgen C5-type stream in an eastern Oregon meadow was determined. Willow cuttings were planted on two morphological locations (i.e. point bar and floodplain) in May of 2002 and 2003. Gravimetric soil moisture and depth to water table data were collected periodically on each planting location during the growing season, May through September, in both years. Three grazing treatments, early season, late season, and none (control) were conducted. Percent survival, leader density, and number of browsed leaders of willows were recorded prior to and after each grazing treatment, as well as stubble height of forage species. Simple linear regression was used to determine if a relationship between residual stubble height and percent willow browse existed. Multiple linear regression was used in an attempt to develop a predictive equation for percent browse based on pre-grazing stubble and willow heights. It was hypothesized that depth to water table and percent soil moisture throughout the growing season would significantly influence willow survival and growth; that survival would be higher on point bar locations; and that willows would be browsed at different intensities according to season of grazing. Soil moisture content at point bar locations was greater than that of floodplain locations for the majority of the growing season in both years. In 2003, groundwater levels were higher on point bar than floodplain locations from May through September. Willow survival was higher for point bar locations than floodplain locations, in both years, regardless of grazing treatment. Willows were browsed more intensively later in the growing season. Results from the simple linear regression suggest that percent browse of willows was related to the residual stubble height, but did not explain the variability observed. An attempt to develop a predictive equation, i.e., expected browse based on pre-grazing stubble height, was made, however no apparent relationship between the willow height, stubble height, and percent browse was found. Grazing treatment did influence willow survival; survival on floodplain locations within the late grazing treatment was less than that of the ungrazed floodplain locations. Our results suggest that planting willows in locations where the planting depth remains within 40 cm of the groundwater depth will increase planting success. Protection from grazing for at least the first year of growth is recommended for optimum planting survival; grazing early in the season is more favorable to survival than grazing later in the season.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Copyright
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Committee Member
Academic Affiliation
Non-Academic Affiliation
Subject
Rights Statement
Peer Reviewed
Language
Digitization Specifications
  • File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome) using ScandAll PRO 1.8.1 on a Fi-6770A in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR.
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2012-07-12T17:45:40Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 LowsonKatherineL2004.pdf: 663317 bytes, checksum: 7f48b691e41a483adfcb72ea482b8722 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Sergio Trujillo (jstscanner@gmail.com) on 2012-06-27T22:25:07Z No. of bitstreams: 1 LowsonKatherineL2004.pdf: 663317 bytes, checksum: 7f48b691e41a483adfcb72ea482b8722 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2012-07-12T17:49:17Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 LowsonKatherineL2004.pdf: 663317 bytes, checksum: 7f48b691e41a483adfcb72ea482b8722 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2004-01-13
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2012-07-12T17:49:17Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 LowsonKatherineL2004.pdf: 663317 bytes, checksum: 7f48b691e41a483adfcb72ea482b8722 (MD5)

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

Last modified

Downloadable Content

Download PDF

Items