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Management Options for Poorly Stocked Stands in the South Central United States

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In the south central United States more than 22 million acres of timberland are now poorly stocked. Three-fourths of this poorly stocked timberland is in nonindustrial private forest ownership. Much of this acreage could be developed into satisfactory timber stands with additional treatment efforts. Opportunities to improve the quality, growth, and yield of partially stocked timberlands are often neglected. The control of competing vegetation to favor current growing stock must be assessed as an alternative to clearing and planting. South. J. Appl. For. 10:73-77, May 1986.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Auburn University, AL 36849

Publication date: May 1, 1986

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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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