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Prescribed Burning May Enhance Growth of Young Slash Pine

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Prescribed fire in the Georgia coastal plain in a nine-year-old slash pine plantation that averaged 3.5 inches d.b.h. and 24.5 feet in height brought about a site condition that favored increased diameter and height growth over lesser burned sites. A high percentage of crown scorch greatly reduced the ability of the trees to respond to the beneficial effects of burning.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Forester, Southern Forest Fire Laboratory, Southeastern Forest Exp. Sta., USDA Forest Service, Macon, GA.

Publication date: March 1, 1975

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