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Sand Pine Performance on South Carolina Sandhills

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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

Affiliations: Forester, Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, USDI Fish and Wildlife Service, Suffolk, Virginia

Publication date: May 1, 1981

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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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