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Helicopter spraying with 2,4,5-T to release young white pinesAuthor(s): Thomas W. McConkey
Source: Station Paper NE-101. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-14
Publication Series: Science Perspectives (SP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionWhen forest fires swept over southwestern Maine in 1947, some 130,000 acres of forest land were burned over. This was mostly white pine land--sites too poor to grow good hardwood stands. After the fire, white pine reproduction became established on 5,000 to 6,000 acres of this land. But by 1954 most of the young pine was suppressed or at least was in competition with hardwood sprout growth and brush species.
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CitationMcConkey, Thomas W. 1958. Helicopter spraying with 2,4,5-T to release young white pines. Station Paper NE-101. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-14
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