Pine seedling production at southern state nurseries is expected to increase from a 1980-81 level of 602 million seedlings to 702 million in 1982-83. The number of seedlings available for nonindustrial private forestry use will increase from 55 to 64 percent during the same period. Currently, over 40 percent of the seedlings planted on private forests are genetically improved. This assessment of trends in tree planting, although encouraging, supports predictions that future demands for timber will exceed available resources.
Document Type: Journal Article
Nursery and Tree Improvement Specialist, Southeastern Area, USDA Forest Service, Jackson, Mississippi
Publication date: February 1, 1982
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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.