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The shortleaf resourceAuthor(s): William H. McWilliams; Raymond M. Sheffield; Mark H. Hansen; Thomas W. Birch
Source: In: Murphy, Paul A., ed. Proceedings of symposium on the shortleaf pine ecosystem; 1986 March 31-April 2; Little Rock, AR. Monticello, AR: Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service: 9-24
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DescriptionShortleaf pine (Pinus echinata Mill.) is found throughout the South and is the second most important southern pine. The area of shortleaf stands has been declining in recent decades and shortleaf pine growing-stock volume decreases are expected in the near future. Shortleaf's decline is the result of management preferences for other pine species and reductions in the area of cutover land and retired agricultural land, once common sources of shortleaf pine acreage in the South. Shortleaf pine management should continue as an important option in regions where other pine species do poorly and on nonindustrial forests.
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CitationMcWilliams, William H.; Sheffield, Raymond M.; Hansen, Mark H.; Birch, Thomas W. 1986. The shortleaf resource. In: Murphy, Paul A., ed. Proceedings of symposium on the shortleaf pine ecosystem; 1986 March 31-April 2; Little Rock, AR. Monticello, AR: Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service: 9-24.
KeywordsShortleaf pine, Pinus echinata, southern pine, management, inventory, Forest Inventory and Analysis
- Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata Mill.) and hardwood regeneration after thinning natural shortleaf pine forests in southern United States
- Trends in shortleaf pine tree improvement
- Woody competition control
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