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Proceedings of the 15th biennial southern silvicultural research conference




Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Southern Research Station


e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-GTR-175. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 585 p.


Sixty-eight papers and seventeen posters address a range of issues affecting southern forests. Papers are grouped in 12 sessions that include pine silviculture session I, hardwood silviculture - intermediate treatment and stand development, longleaf pine; quantitative silviculture and economics, pine silviculture session II, hardwood regeneration, carbon and bioenergy, fire and fuels management, soils and water, and forest health.

Role of the USDA Forest Service experimental forest: an extension point of view
Before and after comparisons of tree height in successive loblolly pine plantations with intervening machine, whole-tree harvesting
Comparison of three site preparation techniques on growth of planted loblolly pine 6 years after a southern pine beetle epidemic
First-year survival and growth of fertilized slash pine in south Alabama
Plant community responses to soil disturbance and herbicide treatments over 10 years on the Texas LTSP study
Impacts of four decades of stand density management treatments on wood properties of loblolly pine
Short-term effects of silviculture on breeding birds in William B. Bankhead National Forest
A better way - uneven-aged management of southern yellow pine
Influences of tree, stand, and site characteristics on the production of epicormic branches in southern bottomland hardwood forests
Overstory tree status following thinning and burning treatments in mixed pine-hardwood stands on the William B. Bankhead National Forest, Alabama
Boxelder (Acer negundo L.) stand development- can it serve as a trainer species?
Light, canopy closure, and overstory retention in upland Ozark forests
Assessing anthropogenic and natural disturbances: forest response to similarly aged clearcut and tornado disturbances in an east Tennessee oak-hickory forest
Long-term stand growth after helicopter and ground-based skidding in a tupelo-cypress wetland: 21-year results
A preliminary test of estimating forest site quality using species composition in a southern Appalachian watershed
Hypotheses for common persimmon stand development in mixed-species bottomland hardwood forests
Impact of fire in two old-growth montane longleaf pine stands
A decision tree approach using silvics to guide planning for forest restoration
Effects of prescribed burning on small mammal, reptile, and tick populations on the Talladega National Forest, Alabama
Site index model for naturally regenerated even-aged longleaf pine
Surface soil root distribution and possible interaction with site factors in a young longleaf pine stand
Longleaf pine regeneration following Hurricane Ivan utilizing the RLGS plots
2008 interim guidelines for growing longleaf pine seedlings in container nurseries
Developmental dynamics of longleaf pine seedling flushes and needles
Effects of canopy treatments on early growth of planted longleaf pine seedlings and ground vegetation in North Carolina: a preliminary study
Sixty years of management on a small longleaf pine forest
The estate owner’s approach to forest economics
Cost effectiveness of three different release treatments of table mountain pine in a severely overstocked and pure stand
Financial performance of loblolly and longleaf pine plantations
Estimating annual growth losses from drought in loblolly pine plantations
Modeling thinning in east Texas loblolly and slash pine plantations
Predicting diameter at breast height from total height and crown length
Estimating loblolly pine size-density trajectories across a range of planting densities
Volume and crown characteristics of juvenile loblolly pine grown at various ratios of between and within row spacings
Effect of application timing on efficacy of site preparation treatments using Chopper® GEN2™
Fifth-year pine growth response to woody release treatments in young loblolly plantations
Pine growth following chemical site prep and postplant herbaceous weed control compared to chemical site prep only
Establishment trial of an oak-pine/soybean-corn-wheat alley-cropping system in the upper coastal plain of North Carolina
Assessing potential genetic gains from varietal planting stock in loblolly pine plantations
Regenerating shortleaf pine in clearcuts in the Missouri Ozark Highlands
Regeneration dynamics during oak decline with prescribed fire in the Boston Mountains of Arkansas
Regeneration in bottomland forest canopy gaps 6 years after variable retention harvests to enhance wildlife habitat
Red maple (Acer rubrum) response to prescribed burning on the William B. Bankhead National Forest, Alabama
Predicting the regeneration of Appalachian hardwoods: adapting the REGEN model for the Appalachian Plateau
Modeling the long-term effects of oak shelterwood regeneration treatments on species diversity and oak abundance in southern Appalachian forests of North Carolina
A comparison of canopy structure measures for predicting height growth of underplanted seedlings
Effect of directed-spray glyphosate applications on survival and growth of planted oaks after three growing seasons
Nine-year performance of a variety of Populus taxa on an upland site in western Kentucky
A comparison of tree shelters installed on green ash and cherrybark oak seedlings in Arkansas
A tree biomass and carbon estimation system
Results of a long-term thinning study in some natural, even-aged pine stands of the Midsouth
Growth and stem form quality of clonal Pinus taeda following fertilization in the Virginia Piedmont
Site-specific forest management: matching genotypes and silviculture to optimize carbon sequestration
Understory fuel variation at the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge: a description of chemical and physical properties
Short-term effects of fuel reduction treatments on soil mycorrhizal inoculum potential in beetle-killed stands
Fuel dynamics across southern Appalachian landscapes
Fuel-reduction treatments for restoration in eastern hardwoods: impacts on multiple ecosystem components
Interest group opinions about fuel reduction in southern Appalachia
Erosion response of a harvested piedmont loblolly pine plantation in Alabama: preliminary results
Evaluation of road approaches to four different types of stream crossings in the Virginia Piedmont
Influence of forest roads standards and networks on water yield as predicted by the distributed hydrology-soil-vegetation model
The effectiveness of streamside management zones in controlling nutrient fluxes following an industrial fertilizer application
Determination of field-effective soil properties in the tidewater region of North Carolina
Using a GIS-based spot growth model and visual simulator to evaluate the effects of silvicultural treatments on southern pine beetle-infested stands
Flooding effects on stand development in cypress-tupelo
Increasing populations of Kentucky lady’s slipper orchid on the Kisatchie National Forest: seedling production and outplanting trials
Thinning to improve growth, bole quality, and forest health in an Inonotus hispidus-infected, red oak-sweetgum stand in the Mississippi Delta: 10-year results
Stream carbon dynamics in low-gradient headwaters of a forested watershed
Agroforestry planting design affects loblolly pine growth
Conversion of an oak seed orchard to oak silvopasture
Intensive straw harvesting, fertilization, and fertilizer source affect nitrogen mineralization and soil labile carbon of a loblolly pine plantation
Forested communities of the pine mountain region, Georgia, USA
The longest active thinned and pruned loblolly pine permanent plots: the last measurement
Influence of forest road buffer zones on sediment transport in the Southern Appalachian Region
Developing equations for estimating tree component biomass for naturally regenerated shorteaf pine in southeast Oklahoma with application to biomass partitioning in thinned and unthinned stands
Effects of planting density and genotype on canopy size, canopy structure, and growth of 25-year-old loblolly pine stands in southeastern Oklahoma
Using existing growth models to predict RCW habitat development following site preparation: pitfalls of the process and potential growth response
Regenerating oak-dominated forests using irregular, gap-based silvicultural systems
Development of volume equations using data obtained by upper stem dendrometry with Monte Carlo integration: preliminary results for eastern redcedar
Diameter-height and crown relationships for loblolly pine from North Carolina and Oklahoma-Arkansas seed sources near the western edge of the natural range
Response to prescribed burning of 5-year-old hardwood regeneration on a mesic site in the Southern Appalachian Mountains
Impact of rainfall on the moisture content of large woody fuels
Occurrence and spread of nonnative invasive plants in stands treated with fire and/or mechanical treatments in the upper piedmont of South Carolina
Fuel loading following fuel-reduction treatments and impacts from natural disturbances
Not all basal area is created equal: the influence of species and stand development on canopy cover of four common southern pines
The health of loblolly pine stands at Fort Benning, GA
Hydrologic influence on sediment transport of low-gradient, forested headwater streams in central Louisiana
Forest landowner attitudes toward shortleaf pine restoration: results of nine Missouri focus groups
Land classification of the standing stone state forest and state park on the eastern highland rim in Tennessee: the interaction of geology, topography, and soils
Growth ring response in shortleaf pine following glaze icing conditions in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma
Reineke’s stand density index: a quantitative and non-unitless measure of stand density
Fuel loading in the Southern Appalachian Mountains may be a function of site quality and decomposition rates
Effects of planting density and genotype on loblolly pine stands growing in the mountains of southeastern Oklahoma


Guldin, James M., ed. 2013. Proceedings of the 15th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-GTR-175. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 585 p.


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