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Five-Year Performance of Selected Woody Species on an Upper Coastal Plain Spoil Bank

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Fifth-year survival and height are compared for autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb.), European alder (Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.), Japanese flowering crab apple (Malus floribunda Sieb.), sawtooth oak (Quercus acutissima Carruthers), and Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana Mill.) on a sandy clay loam spoil bank in South Carolina. When both survival and height growth are considered, autumn-olive performed best and was a good fruit producer for wildlife. Virginia pine ranked second and may have potential as a fiber producer on disturbed Coastal Plain sites.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester, USDA Forest Service, Region 8, Savannah River Forest Station, Aiken, South Carolina 29801

Publication date: 1984-11-01

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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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