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Thirty-two Years of Annual Burning in Longleaf Pine

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This article describes one of the oldest forestry experiments in the South. It shows some important ecological characteristics of longleaf pine: first, the destruction of longleaf seedlings by hogs; second, the fire resistance of longleaf; and third, the change in forest type that follows fire exclusion on longleaf land throughout much of the South.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Silviculturist, Gulfcoast Branch, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Gulfport, Miss. Junior Member, S.A.F.

Publication date: November 1, 1947

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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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