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    Author(s): Kenneth E. Trousdell
    Date: 1970
    Source: Res. Note SE-133. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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    In the Virginia Coastal Plain, the effects of disking and of three series of prescribed burns on crown coverage and height of regenerating loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) and competing hardwoods and shrubs were compared after 6 years. One winter burn followed by three annual summer burns just before harvesting was the site preparation most effective in reducing hardwood competition. Space not occupied by sprouting hardwoods and shrubs was captured by pine regeneration.

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    Trousdell, Kenneth E. 1970. Disking and Prescribed Burning: Sixth-Year Residual Effects on Loblolly Pine and Competing Vegetation. Res. Note SE-133. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.

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