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The Role of Fertilization in Intensive Forest Management

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Changing land-use patterns and increasing demands for wood fiber necessitate maximizing wood production, particularly from industrial holdings. Forest fertilization is a practice essential to meeting this goal. Since 1969, nearly 100,000 acres of pine forests on Union Camp land have been fertilized, including treatment of established stands and preplanting applications. Objectives, expected results, and operating guidelines are discussed.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Group leader, Woodlands Research Department, Union Camp Corp., Savannah, Ga.

Publication date: May 1, 1978

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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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