wolf tree

 

Fig. 5. Examples of wolf trees; at left above (Red Maple) and below (Green Ash). Wolf trees typically are short lived, have poor form and produce frequent and abundant seed crops. Frequent and abundant seed crops makes these trees "ideal" for seed collection, where the amount of seed collected per hour is the only economic incentive. However, these undersiable characteristics tend to be inherited, insuring that ill-adapted seedlings are produced in the nursery. Seed source (genetic quality) is also important when seedlings are to be used as rootstocks for budded or grafted cultivars.

Green ash


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