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Timing Overstory Removal in Longleaf Pine

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In three studies with longleaf seedlings through 10 years of age, overstory competition sharply reduced growth. Stands developed most rapidly with early release (by seedling age 3), but even when release was delayed until age 8, seedlings responded well to overstory removal. The percent of any seedling stand in active height growth can be estimated from seedling age and years since release.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal Silviculturist at the Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Auburn, Alabama, maintained by the Southern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Service, USDA, in cooperation with Auburn University

Publication date: September 1, 1975

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