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A Longleaf Pine Thinning Study

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Some phases of the growth of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) have been studied intensively, but the species' growth and response to thinning have received only limited attention. This paper summarizes results from one of the very few carefully planned longleaf thinning studies that are old enough to provide information on optimum stocking for maximum growth or on response to release.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Southern Forest Experiment Station, New Orleans, La.

Publication date: November 1, 1951

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