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Mechanical Preparation of Seedbeds for Converting Oak-Pine Stands to Pine

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Mechanical ripping or disking was found to be effective for preparing seedbeds favorable for pine in the oak-pine forests of southern New Jersey. However, such treatments are risky because of the uncertainty of catching a good seed crop. And, in the authors' experiments, none of the treatments ensured dominance of pines over sprouts.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief, Forestry Cooperation Section, New Jersey Department of Conservation and Economic Development

Publication date: November 1, 1952

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