Effect of Rainfall and Site Factors on the Growth and Survival of Young Forest Plantations

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This paper presents in detail the three-year history of 499 experimental plantings of shortleaf pine, white pine, yellow poplar, black walnut, white ash, and red gum on old fields in eastern Tennessee. Differences in rainfall, particularly during the first growing season, and in site factors are shown to have a marked effect on height growth and survival, with considerable variation between species.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Silviculturist, Appalachian Forest Experiment Station, Asheville, N. C.

Publication date: November 1, 1943

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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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