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Growth and Yield to Age 37 in North Mississippi Loblolly Plantations

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Loblolly pine plantations on site 80 and site 90 (base age 50) were thinned three times at five-year intervals to basal areas of 70 and 100 square feet per acre beginning at age 17. Total production per acre after 20 years of management was: site 90, 70 ft.²--5,274 cubic feet or 16,925 board feet (International ¼-inch rule); site 90, 100 ft.²--6,215 cubic feet or 18,910 board feet; site 80, 70 ft.²--4,390 cubic feet or 10,643 board feet; and site 80, 100 ft.²--4,692 cubic feet or 9,230 board feet. Heavy thinning reduced cordwood yield 15 percent on site 90 and 6 percent on site 80.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Softwood Management Specialist, Southeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service, Jackson, Mississippi

Publication date: August 1, 1979

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