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Performance of Eastern White Pine and Competing Vegetation Following Two Methods of Stand Conversion

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Growth and survival of eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.) seedlings planted beneath a residual hardwood overstory were compared for two growing seasons with seedlings in a clearcut area in the Piedmont of South Carolina. After two growing seasons, average diameter of white pine seedlings was significantly greater in the clearcut area. Seedling diameters in the clearcut were further increased by herbicide spraying, but not in the residual overstory plots where overstory competition inhibited sprout growth. Neither height growth nor survival (49 percent overall) of white pine seedlings was influenced by any treatment combination.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor, Department of Forestry, Clemson University

Publication date: 1977-08-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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