Site Preparation Aids Longleaf Regeneration

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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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  • 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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