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Prescribed Burning For Laurel and Rhodendron Control in the Southern appalachiansAuthor(s): Ralph M. Hooper
Source: Res. Note SE-116. 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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DescriptionPrescribed fire shows promise as a tool for the control of laurel and rhododendron in the Southern Appalachian mountains. A recent prescribed fire killed the tops of 70 percent of ail laurel under 0.5 inch d.b.h. and 70 percent of the rhododendron under 1 inch d.b.h. Seventeen months after the bum, almost all of the top-killed laurel and rhododendron have resprouted; but many of the white pine planted after the burn will also survive.
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CitationHooper, Ralph M. 1969. Prescribed Burning For Laurel and Rhodendron Control in the Southern appalachians. Res. Note SE-116. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.
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