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Identifying Intensively Managed Pine Plantation Acreage in the South

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Long-term timber supply projections are a function of many factors including the intensively managed southern pine plantation area. A survey of southern forestry herbicide distributors was developed to determine the acreage of southern pine plantations that included herbicide applications in the management regime. Survey techniques are discussed and herbicide-treated pine plantation acres are reported by subregion, type of sale (turnkey or direct), and type of treatment (site preparation, pine release, or herbaceous weed control) for 2001 and 2002. The survey methodology produced technically acceptable results; however, the marketing and competitive aspects of the data proved to limit survey participation. A usable survey method is described with a potential for future timber supply modeling application. South. J. Appl. For. 29(3):163–166.

Keywords: Intensive forest management; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; herbaceous weed control; herbicide; management regime; natural resource management; natural resources; pine release; site preparation

Document Type: Regular Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Clemson University Clemson SC 29634-0317 (864) 656-4827, Email: 2: Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Clemson University Clemson SC 29634-0317 3: School of Forestry Auburn University Auburn AL 36849-5418 (334) 844-1037, Email:

Publication date: 2005-08-01

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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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