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Forest Stand Conversion from Hardwoods to Pines: Effects on Soil Nutrients, Microorganisms and Forest Floor Weight During the First Seven Years

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Converting hardwood stands to pine caused little change in phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium levels or the numbers of actinomycetes, bacteria, fungi and nematodes of three South Carolina forest soils during the first 7 years after conversion. Forest floor weights decreased to 9,085 kg/ha (54 percent of control) 3 years after conversion but increased to 18,440 kg/ha (90 percent of control) after 7 years. Forest Sci. 21:155-159.
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Keywords: Pinus taeda

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forestry, Department of Forestry, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 29631

Publication date: 1975-06-01

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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)

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    June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

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