Reforestation in the Spruce Type in the Southern Appalachians

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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: May 1, 1945

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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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