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Predicting Site Index for Old-Field Loblolly Pine Plantations

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Height-over-age curves and site-index prediction tables were derived using nonlinear polymorphic regression models with data from 25-year-old old-field plantations ranging from coastal North Carolina to southwestern Arkansas. Plots from heavy silty clay soils of the interior flatwoods of Mississippi exhibited height growth patterns noticeably different from the overall pattern. A separate table and set of curves were developed for such sites.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal Silviculturist, Southern Forest Experiment Station, George W. Andrews Laboratory, Auburn

Publication date: 1981-08-01

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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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