Site Preparation Aids Longleaf Regeneration
Abstract:This study, on the Olustee Experimental Forest in Florida, was designed to test effects of four site treatments on the regeneration of naturally seeded longleaf pine (4 to 6 seed trees per acre). Site treatments were: (1) burning alone; (2) burning, followed by strip-harrowing; (3) burning, followed by a single barrowing; (4) burning, followed by a double harrowing. Treatments were begun in September 1961, and the study conducted through January 1963. Weather was unfavorable during the 1961 seedfall, and the 1962 seedfall was negligible; thus overall stocking was very low. Stocking for the most intensive treatment was nine times that for burning alone (significant at the .05 level).
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Research Forester, Naval Stores and Timber Production Laboratory, Southeastern Forest Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U.S. Dept. Agric., Olustee, Fla.
Publication date: June 1, 1966
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