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Diameter Growth in Loblolly Pine after Fertilization

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Growth of trees in fertilized and unfertilized plantations was compared six years after fertilizer (20-10-5) was applied by airplane. Radial growth and basal area in the second and third year were greater in fertilized than unfertilized trees and plantations, respectively. Growth of trees of dominant and codominant crown classes was significantly greater than that of intermediate and overtopped ones in fertilized plantations.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor, School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens

Publication date: October 1, 1973

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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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