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    Author(s): Richard A. Harper; Cassandra Johnson; H. Michael Rauscher; Carol Whitlock
    Date: 2007
    Source: Science Update SRS-015. United States Department of Agriculture, Southern Research Station.
    Publication Series: Science Update
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    In many ways, the southern region of the United States is our nation's best kept secret. Although each is unique, the 13 southern States from Virginia to Texas share several important attributes: long growing seasons and plentiful water, close-knit communities with strong ties to the land, terrains ranging from lush wetlands to rolling hills to sheltering highlands, landscapes arranged in harmonious patchworks of farms and woodlands, and large reserves of privately owned and maintained forests. Often referred to as America’s wood basket, the South produces more timber than any other region of the country and, remarkably, more than any

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    Harper, Richard A.; Johnson, Cassandra; Rauscher, H. Michael; Whitlock, Carol. 2007. A strategic plan for forest research and development in the south. Science Update SRS-015. United States Department of Agriculture, Southern Research Station.

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