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Pine Growth and Regeneration Following Three Hardwood Control Treatments

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Hardwood control studies in Southeast Texas indicated that prescribed burning and mist blowing effectively reduced the number of small hardwoods. Mist blowing also reduced existing small pine regeneration. Injection satisfactorily killed 87 percent of the ring-porous hardwoods and 49 percent of the diffuse-porous hardwoods. All treatments resulted in marked increases of radial growth of residual pine. New pine regeneration was increased by all treatments, with burning and mist blowing exhibiting the greatest response.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Silviculture, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

Publication date: 1978-02-01

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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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