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Forage Production After Hardwood Control in a Southern Pine-Hardwood Stand

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After hardwoods were removed from an all-aged pine-hardwood stand in central Louisiana, herbage available in late summer increased for 2 to 4 years, then declined rapidly as the density and growth of pine seedlings increased. Browse production increased for 6 to 8 years, but together with herbage production returned to pretreatment levels within 10 years. Competition from natural pine regeneration prevented long-term increases in forage biomass. Forest Sci. 17:279-284.
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Keywords: Pinus echinata; Pinus taeda; Quercus stellata; animal nutrition; biomass; wildlife management

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Staff of the Wildlife Habitat and Silviculture Laboratory, maintained at Nacogdoches, Texas, by the Southern Forest Exp Sta., USDA Forest Service, in cooperation with Stephen F. Austin State University

Publication date: 1971-09-01

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2016 Impact Factor: 1.782 (Rank 17/64 in forestry)

    Average time from submission to first decision: 62.5 days*
    June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

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