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Spring Burn Aids Longleaf Pine Seedling Height Growth

Author(s):

William R. Maple

Year:

1977

Publication type:

Research Note (RN)

Primary Station(s):

Southern Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Southern Forest Experiment Station

Source:

Res. Note SO-228. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 2 p.

Description

Prescribed burning in midspring may stimulate height growth of longleaf pine seedlings. Seedlings were planted on sandy and clayey sites that were prescribed burned 2 years later. Treatments were cool, moderate, and hot burns and an unburned control. The hot, May burn significantly increased height growth of seedlings on the sandy site. The number of seedlings with 50 percent or more brown-spot infection was reduced on both sites after the fires, and the hot and moderate burns were better than the cool burn.

Citation

Maple, William R. 1977. Spring Burn Aids Longleaf Pine Seedling Height Growth. Res. Note SO-228. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 2 p.

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