Effect of Soil Type and Site-Preparation Method on Growth and Yield of Flatwoods Slash Pine Plantations

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Analysis of measurements from slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm.) plantations in the flatwoods of Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina showed that plantations located on areas where debris had been moved (KG, bulldozed, rootraked, etc.) had significantly higher site indices than plantations located on comparable areas where debris had not been moved. Plantations located on spodic soils had significantly lower site indices than plantations located on nonspodic soils. While these differences were statistically significant, they were generally less than 2 feet at age 25. Neither volume nor percent survival was significantly affected by site-preparation classes or soils groups.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forest Resources and Finance, University of Georgia, Athens

Publication date: August 1, 1979

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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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