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Conversion of Post Oak-Blackjack Oak Type to Pine in the North Carolina Piedmont

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Conversion by both natural reproduction and clearcutting and planting was found to be satisfactory for replacing low value stands of the post oak-blackjack oak type with faster growing, desirable species of higher value. The treatments described here could reasonably be applied in similar stands where merchantable hardwoods and cedars would contribute toward the cost of the treatment. In both cases, the treatments resulted in freeing a sufficient number of desirable pine and cedar to form the major components of the stands. The untreated area has undergone relatively little change, with most of the growth occurring on poor quality oaks, and with the pines still minor components of the stand.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor Emeritus of Silviculture, School of Forestry, Duke University, Durham, N. C.

Publication date: June 1, 1963

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