Damage to Recently Thinned Loblolly Pine Stands by Hurricane Donna
Hurricane damage was assessed by determining the percentage of trees injured by the storm. Stand and soil characteristics were determined. Tree damage was recorded separately for "main stem" (breakage) and for "root system" (displacement from original position or blowdown). Over 99 percent of damaged trees were of the second type. Stem breakage was insignificant. Damage was more severe on soils having moderately coarse textured profiles than on soils with finer textured profiles. It was most severe where restrictive layers occurred within the profile that tended to retard root and water penetration.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Staff of the Southeastern Forest Expt. Sta., Forest Service. U. S. Dept. Agric., Asheville, N. C.
Publication date: 1965-02-01
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