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Establishing Natural Regeneration of Ponderosa Pine in Central Arizona

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Since 1968, more than 11,000 acres of Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum Engelm.) natural regeneration have been established on the Chevelon District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest by timing site preparation and rodent control with seedfall. Domestic livestock is excluded from regeneration areas. At current prices, the average cost per acre of natural regeneration is about $41, which is $218 less than the cost of planting an acre in the Southwest.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: District Timber Staff Officer, Apache-Silgreaves National Forest

Publication date: February 1, 1982

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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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