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    Author(s): James P. BarnettRaymond M. Sheffield
    Date: 2004
    Source: In: Dickens, E.D.; Barnett, J.P.; Hubbard, W.G.; Jokela, E.L., eds. Slash Pine: still growing and growing! Proccedings of the slash pine composium.
    Publication Series: Proceedings - Paper (PR-P)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    Slash pine is the premier tree species on many sites throughout the South. Its ease of establishment and early growth, however, has extended its range to many sites where its performance has been less than ideal. For that reason, the acreage and volume of slash pine are declining. Nonetheless, it will continue to be the favored species on many sites where it is the most appropriate and productive species. This paper reviews slash pine's important silvical characteristics, its history of use and management, and the status and trends of this important resource.

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    Barnett, James P.; Sheffield, Raymond M. 2004. Slash pine: characteristics, history, status, and trends. In: Dickens, E.D.; Barnett, J.P.; Hubbard, W.G.; Jokela, E.L., eds. Slash pine: still growing and growing! Proceedings of the slash pine symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-76. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 1-6.

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