The Effect of Fertilization and Injury on the Cone and Seed Production of Loblolly Pine Seed Trees

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Abstract:

The frequent shortages of loblolly pine seed for natural regeneration prompted investigation of ways to stimulate seed production of seed trees. Partial girdling failed because, as applied, it was too mild an injury. Fertilization was not effective with 40-year-old trees, but significantly increased the cone crop of 25-year-old trees. As explained in summary, the amount of fertilizer may have been inadequate for the 40-year-old trees.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Silviculturist, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, U.S.D.A., Forest Service, Asheville, N. C.

Publication date: August 1, 1953

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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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