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Geographic Gradients in Loblolly Pine Site Productivity and Related Environmental Factors

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Abstract:

Loblolly pine site index patterns were examined along latitudinal and longitudinal ranges in Alabama. While no patterns were discernible for site index vs. longitude, parabolic relationships for site index were observed in relation to latitude. These parabolic paterns appear to be related to selected monthly precipitation totals that also show latitude trends. The site index vs. latitude patterns were best defined for Typic Hapludult soils with siliceous mineralogy. This productivity gradient is discussed in relation to possible mechanisms and significance for forest management. South. J. Appl. For. 13(2):72-76.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: School of Forestry, Auburn University, AL 36849

Publication date: 1989-05-01

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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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