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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. 6 p.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    A 1988 USDA Forest Service report indicated that 22% (40 million ac) of the commercial timberland in the South was understocked (less than 60% stocking) with desirable tree species for timber production (USDA Forest Service 1988). The understocked stands are usually the result of past har-vesting practices, natural catastrophes, or regeneration fail-ures. Understocked conditions can occur in three stand types: (1) recently cutover or damaged stands, (2) stands cutover or damaged some years ago, but left unmanaged, and (3) seed-ling or sapling stands following a regeneration failure or damage.

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    Baker, James B.; Shelton, Michael G. 1998. Rehabilitation of Understocked Loblolly-Shortleaf Pine Stands - I. Recently Cutover Natural Stands. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, Vol. 22, No. 1, February 1998. 6 p.

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