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How to Double the Harvest of Loblolly and Slash Pine Timber

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Failure to re-establish loblolly and slash pine stands when old ones are cut and harvest before culmination of mean annual increment are reducing potential future harvests in the Southeast. The current rate of harvesting could be more than doubled if reproduction were assured and harvesting were delayed until age 30.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief Forest Ecologist, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Asheville, North Carolina

Publication date: December 1, 1975

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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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