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Texas and Louisiana Lobolly Pine Study Confirms Importance of Local Seed Sources

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On four Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) planting sites in Texas and Louisiana local seed sources produced an average of 20 percent more volume than nonlocal sources after 20 years. Trees from nonlocal seed sources tended to have more variation in volume production between plantations than trees from local seed sources. Growth data from these plantations indicate that seed source determines to a great extent how biologically and economically successful a plantation will be.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Geneticist, Texas Forest Service and Assistant Professor, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station

Publication date: 1980-08-01

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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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