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Slash Pine Selected from Nurserybeds: 8-Year Performance Record

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After eight years in the field under fairly typical "flatwoods" plantation conditions, outstanding slash pine seedlings selected from nurserybeds showed a mean height superiority of 23 percent over average stock. Survival of the select seedlings was 35 percent versus 66 percent for the controls. Height- and diameter-class frequency distribution graphs showed that whereas a large number of modestly superior individuals were included in the select group, none of the selections was superior to the best of the controls. These findings are compared with those from other similar studies. It is suggested that some of the apparent discrepancies result from differences in sampling intensity and quality of the outplanting sites.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Southeastern Forest Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., Asheville, N. C. Stationed at Olustee, Fla.

Publication date: June 1, 1963

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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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