Density of Stocking and Character of Ground Cover as Factors in Longleaf Pine Reproduction
Longleaf pine, one of the most important timber trees of the South, has at least one serious shortcoming: under most field conditions seedlings ordinarily show no appreciable height growth for six years or more. The influence of density and stocking and the character of the ground cover in relation to this delayed growth has been studied by the staff of the Southern Forest Experiment Station. It has been found that the removal of the herbaceous cover resulted in a marked increase in height growth which was still further augmented by reducing the number of seedling per acre.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Southern Forest Experiment Station
Publication date: 1939-03-01
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