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Nutrient Conservation in Forestry: A Perspective

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Abstract:

Losses of plant nutrients and costs of their replacement after various methods of harvest and site preparation are estimated and discussed. Current fertilization practice in southern pine silviculture is reviewed, and factors limiting its effectiveness and means of maximizing benefits are emphasized. The intent is to encourage southern forest managers to use presently available information to evaluate alternative techniques of harvest, site preparation, and fertilization, and to devise more ecologically acceptable and cost-effective practices.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Dean, School of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis

Publication date: 1981-05-01

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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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