, Sassafras officinale of the Fatuity Lauraceae
palustris, and Sassafras albidum
(all species lists in this section have species in order of declining expected abundance, except where species are arranged alphabetically because relative abundances cannot be estimated).
Species 1992 1993 1994 Treatment plots Before After Sassafras albidum
Strips [approximately equal to]2 cm thick were carved from the deeply ridged barks of Juglans nigra, Sassafras albidum
, and Quercus rubra.
was the only other species represented by more than one individual (Table 1).
Although a total of 27 tree species were included in the samples, in 1988, 80% of the relative density was contributed by only eight species; notably, Acer saccharum, Prunus serotina, Liriodendron tulipifera, Fagus grandifolia, Sassafras albidum
, Fraxinus americana, Quercus rubra, and Quercus alba.
Sassafras lumber and veneer are limited in supply and derive from two closely related species, Sassafras officinale and Sassafras albidum
COMMON NAME SASSAFRAS SCIENTIFIC NAME SASSAFRAS ALBIDUM
LOCATION OWENSBORO, KENTUCKY NOMINATOR O.
X X Sassafras albidum
X X Smilax rotundifolia X X Symphoricarpos orbiculatus X X Toxicodendron radicans X Ulmus alata X X Vaccinium sp.
Quercus velutina (black oak), Prunus serotina (wild black cherry), and Sassafras albidum
(sassafras) followed in IV and accounted for most of the remaining stems.
, Solidago canadensis, and Toxicodendron radicans.
oaks Rhus copallina shining sumac Sassafras albidum
sassafras Ulmus alata winged elm Vaccinium spp.
They also kill sassafras, Sassafras albidum
Presl and avocado trees, P.