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Influence of Professional Foresters on Pine Regeneration in the South

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Investments in pine regeneration on nonindustrial private holdings increase markedly when professional foresters are retained by landowners. Regeneration investments were reported on 63% of the harvested southern acres assisted by professionals as compared to just 12% that were not professionally assisted. Regrettably, professional foresters consulted on less than 40% of the land harvested, suggesting a key to improving pine productivity in the South is extending professional forestry assistance to the owners of more southern acres. Redirecting the efforts of public foresters in the South is suggested as a means to accomplish that goal.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Director, Policy Analysis, USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC 20013

Publication date: 1985-02-01

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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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