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    Author(s): William Dent Sterrett
    Date: 1920
    Source: Bulletin No. 820. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture. 47 p.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Washington Office
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    Jack pine is a very frugal tree in its climatic and soil requirements. The northern limit of its natural range is within 14 degrees of the Arctic Circle and the southern is marked by the southern shores of Lake Michigan. No other North American pine grows naturally so far north and all the others grow farther south. It develops commercial stands and reproduces itself on dry, barren, sandy ridges and plains unsuited to other native trees. The seed germinates more quickly and grows more rapidly in its early years on lumbered and burned-over forest land and on idle, worn-out, cleared land than the other pines occurring within its range.

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    Sterrett, William Dent. 1920. Jack Pine. Bulletin No. 820. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture. 47 p.

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