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Plantation Spacing Affects Early Growth of Planted Virginia PineAuthor(s): T.E. Russell
Source: Res. Note SO-248. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionSpacings ranging from 4 x 4 to 8 x 8 ft did not affect 15 year height growth of Virginia pines planted on a cutover Cumberland Plateau site. Wider spacings produced trees of larger diameters than did closer spacings; closer spacings had more basal area and volume. Although height to the base of the live crown increased as spacing narrowed, self-pruning was poor at all spacings.
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CitationRussell, T.E. 1979. Plantation Spacing Affects Early Growth of Planted Virginia Pine. Res. Note SO-248. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.
KeywordsPinus virginiana Mill., artificial regeneration of pines
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