Effect of Initial Height on Loblolly Pine Seedling Growth and Survival
Abstract:To test the effect of initial height on seedling growth and survival, three plots containing about 1,400 trees each were established near Denning, Texas. Each seedling was measured for initial height at time of planting and for subsequent height at the end of each of the next four growing seasons. Dead trees were recorded each year to determine the percent survival. Straight line regression analyses showed that the taller seedlings grew at a faster rate than the smaller seedlings. Survival of the larger was about as good as for the average size seedlings. Height growth and survival of the larger seedlings was of more consequence on the better sites than on tile poorer sites.
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication date: September 1, 1967
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