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Growth in a Young Managed Longleaf Pine Plantation

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Gross volume growth for the last 10 years in a 30-year-old longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) plantation in central Louisiana was as high as 2.7 cords per acre per year. Growth increased with increasing residual stocking over a wide range of basal areas. Yields to age 30 have been best with the highest stocking. 100 square feet of basal area per acre.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Forester, Louisiana Forestry Commission, Alexandria, La.

Publication date: July 1, 1969

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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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