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A Comparison of Six Species of Southern Pines Planted in the Piedmont of South CarolinaAuthor(s): John R. Branan; Edward J. Porterfield
Source: Res. Note SE-171. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionSix species of southern pines were planted on a Piedmont site in South Carolina. Comparisons were made among species for height, d.b.h., and survival at 13 years. Loblolly pine grew best, but slash pine could be substituted with little growth loss. Shortleaf pine was slightly lower in growth and survival when compared with loblolly pine. Virginia, longleaf, and eastern white pines compared so poorly with the other three species that they probably would be regarded as economically unimportant for timber production.
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CitationBranan, John R.; Porterfield, Edward J. 1971. A Comparison of Six Species of Southern Pines Planted in the Piedmont of South Carolina. Res. Note SE-171. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.
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