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Hardwood Reforestation in the South: Landowners Can Benefit from Conservation Reserve Program IncentivesAuthor(s): Harvey E. Kennedy
Source: Res. Note SO-364. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionHardwood forests are some of the most productive timber and wildlife habitat sites in the United States. Because of their tremendous agricultural potential, most hardwood forests have been cleared, especially in the lower Mississippi River Valley. Many of these soils are now classified as highly erodible or subject to periodic flooding. The Conservation Reserve Program, initiated in 1985 to return delicate soils to less demanding uses, includes the option of putting cleared land back into forests. This publication offers landowners guidelines for planting and direct-seeding procedures that they can use in hardwood reforestation.
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CitationKennedy, Harvey E., Jr. 1990. Hardwood Reforestation in the South: Landowners Can Benefit from Conservation Reserve Program Incentives. Res. Note SO-364. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.
Keywordsartificial regeneration, direct seeding, planting wetlands
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