Reproduction of Shortleaf Pine Following Mechanical Treatment of the Seedbed

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Very often, comparatively simple silvicultural or soil treatments are all that is needed successfully to regenerate a stand. In shortleaf pine-oak mixtures on the coastal plain of New Jersey, the mechanical breaking up of the turf to expose the mineral soil resulted in the establishment of a good stand of seedlings. Removing the litter only by raking was not found to be effective.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Allegheny Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: October 1, 1939

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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