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Pine Plantations on the Cross Timbers Area of Oklahoma

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Five pine species were planted on the "Cross Timbers" area of Oklahoma to determine the possibility of species conversion on these low-quality hardwood areas. Site preparation was accomplished by aerial spraying and prescribed burning. Early results indicate that during years of adequate moisture loblolly (Pinus taeda), shortleaf (Pinus echinata), and Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana) will survive and grow well on these areas. Pinus brutia and Pinus pinaster did not survive well.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Nursery-tree improvement specialist, USDA Forest Service, Atlanta, Georgia

Publication date: August 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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