Sand Pine Performance on South Carolina Sandhills
Authors: McNab, W. Henry; Carter, Allen R.
Source: Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, Volume 5, Number 2, 1 May 1981 , pp. 84-88(5)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Fifteen plantations of sand pine (Pinus clausa var. clausa (Chapm.) Vasey; P. clausa var. immuginata D. B. Ward) in the sandhills of South Carolina were examined. Stands ranged from 3 to 16 years of age, and sand depth ranged from 3.5 to more than 9 feet. Most stands were adequately stocked with more than 400 trees/acre. At this density, an average 14-year-old stand of sand pine produced an annual increment in excess of 60 ft³/acre of wood, which was approximately twice that of other commonly planted species. There were no serious problems from insects or diseases, and ice storms had not caused noticeable damage in the stands that were sampled.
Document Type: Journal article
Publication date: 1981-05-01
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