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Mortality among Seed Trees in Longleaf Pine Shelterwood Stands

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Mortality of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) seed trees was recorded in 27 regeneration areas ranging from North Carolina to Louisiana. Annual mortality averaged 0.7 percent before, and 1.9 percent after a seed cut reduced stand density to about 30 square feet of basal area per acre. On a per-acre basis, however, annual losses averaged 0.4 tree both before and after cutting. Yearly mortality of 0.2 tree per acre or less was recorded for more than half of all observations.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal Silviculturist, George W. Andrews Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Auburn, Alabama, Maintained by the Southern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, in cooperation with Auburn University

Publication date: 1979-11-01

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