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    Author(s): James B. Baker; Michael G. Shelton
    Date: 1998
    Source: Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, Vol. 22, No. 1, February 1998. 7 p.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    A 3- to 6 yr-old naturally regenerated, even-aged loblollypine (Pinus taeda L.) stand and a 5- yr-old loblolly pine plantation on good sites (SIbb = 85 to 90 ft at 50 yr ) were cut to density levels of 50, 90, 180,270, and 360 seedlings and/or saplings/ac. Two pine release treatments (none and individual tree release with a herbicide) were applied to the natural stand, but were not imposed in the plantation because site preparation treatments were applied before planting. At 2,5, and 10 yr after installation, plots were inventoried to determine: (I) the lowest threshold of seedling/sapling density that was feasible to manage, (2) the time required for poorly stocked seedling/sapling stands to reach an acceptable stocking level, and (3) whether release treatments would improve survival and growth of understocked, natural seedling/sapling stands.

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    Baker, James B.; Shelton, Michael G. 1998. Rehabilitation of Understocked Loblolly-Shortleaf Pine Stands - IV. Natural and Planted Seedling/Sapling Stands. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, Vol. 22, No. 1, February 1998. 7 p.

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