Reforestation in the Spruce Type in the Southern Appalachians
Author: Minckler, Leon S.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 43, Number 5, 1 May 1945 , pp. 349-356(8)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Because of soil and climatic conditions, red spruce is the only timber-producing species available on a considerable portion of the original type. The lack of spruce seed precludes natural reforestation for a very long time. In lieu of complete planting, it is suggested that strategically located seed-source plantations be established. Mainly because of heavy vegetative competition, reforestation is a difficult and costly job. Success has often been poor or indifferent, but may be increased by release treatments and possibly by the use of fire and grazing.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Silviculturist in charge of Forest Planting Investigations, Appalachian Forest Experiment Station, Asheville, N. C.
Publication date: 1945-05-01
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