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The Effects of Root-Curling on Loblolly Pine

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Loblolly pines with roots deliberately curled back at the time of planting performed comparably in survival and growth with properly slit-planted seedlings after 24 growing seasons in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Curled roots still maintained an abnormal external and internal appearance at age 7.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, School of Forest Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh

Publication date: 1980-02-01

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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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