A Comparison of Sand Pine Varieties in Central Florida

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Abstract:

In a comparison planting of the Ocala (P. clausa var. clausa Ward) and the Choctawhatchee (P. clausa var. immuginata Ward) varieties of sand pine in central Florida, the natural range of Ocala, survival was equal 10 years after establishment. The severe competition that occurred on the site after planting significantly reduced the growth rate of the Choctawhatchee trees, but the Ocala trees grew at their normal rate. Based on the interim results of this study, Ocala is the preferred variety for use on sandhills sites in central Florida.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Forester, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Gainesville, Florida

Publication date: February 1, 1983

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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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