The South's Pine Reforestation Problem

Author: Williston, Hamlin L.

Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 77, Number 4, 1 April 1979 , pp. 234-236(3)

Publisher: Society of American Foresters

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Independent landowners in the South own roughly 93 million acres capable of growing pine. Cutting without planned regeneration is converting pine stands to oak-pine, and oak-pine to oak-hickory. Unless steps are taken to remedy the situation it appears that there will be a pine sawtimber shortage by the year 2000. A recent task force has proposed more than 100 courses of action, summarized here in the form of 14 recommendations.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Softwood Management Specialist for the USDA Forest Service's Southeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, Jackson, Mississippi

Publication date: April 1, 1979

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