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Planning Longleaf Pine Regeneration Cuttings for Best Seedling Survival and Growth

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A 5-year study in south Alabama indicated that the best initial stocking and survival of longleaf pine can be achieved by advance control of understory hardwoods and brush, and thinning to an overstory density of 20 to 40 square feet. Seedling survival and growth can be enhanced by overstory removal at age 1.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Now Retired, was Silviculturist at the Silviculture Laboratory, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Service, USDA, Brewton, Alabama

Publication date: January 1, 1977

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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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