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Use of Prescribed Burning to Enhance Southern Pine Timber Production

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Prescribed burning benefits pine timber production in many ways. It can facilitate regeneration and early stand development, control unwanted vegetation, reduce loss from certain diseases, thin overdense young stands, make working in an area easier and cheaper and, perhaps, encourage increased growth and yield. In most cases it enables the management objective to be achieved at reduced cost. As with any use of prescription fire, it must be carefully and skillfully applied to minimize loss and avoid adverse environmental effects.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forestry, School of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Publication date: February 1, 1980

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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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