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Spring Sowing of Longleaf Pine Reduces Risk of Seedling Clipping

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Longleaf pine can be established by direct-seeding burned, disked, or furrowed sites in February to circumvent midwinter seedling losses. Although the ability of spring-sown seedlings to survive severely dry summers has not been demonstrated, sowing season had no effect on first-year survival during a three-year period of moderate summer conditions.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Staff of the Southern Forest Exp. Sta., U.S. Forest Service, Alexandria, La.

Publication date: October 1, 1970

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