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Mulch Improves Loblolly Pine Survival on Coastal Plain Parent Materials

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In north Mississippi mulching is worthwhile when planting loblolly pine to stabilize bare gully slopes. On such highly erosive exposures mulch immobilizes soil around individual seedlings. Spot-mulching trees to a radius of 9 inches is as effective as broadcast applications.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Hydrologist with the Southern Forest Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., at the Forest Hydrology Laboratory, which the Station maintains at Oxford, Miss., in cooperation with the University of Mississippi

Publication date: November 1, 1966

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