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    Author(s): Robert F. Tarrant
    Date: 1953
    Source: PNW Old Series Research Paper No. 8: 1-9
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Despite a number of published studies and observations of the factors affecting the distribution of lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var, latifolia) and Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), some misunderstanding still exists as to the significance of the extensive stands of lodgepole pine in the ponderosa pine zone of Oregon and Washington. At times there even have been proposals to destroy the lodgepole "weed" stands and replant the areas to economically superior ponderosa pine. These proposals were based on the assumption that lodgepole stands are the direct result of fire and represent encroachment onto ponderosa pine sites.

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    Tarrant, Robert F. 1953. Soil moisture and the distribution of lodgepole and ponderosa pine: a review of the literature. PNW Old Series Research Paper No. 8: 1-9

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