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Proceedings of the 17th biennial southern silvicultural research conference


A. Gordon Holley
Kristina F. Connor



Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Southern Research Station


e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-203. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 551 p.


A range of issues affecting southern forests are addressed in 108 papers or extended abstracts. Papers are grouped in 13 sections that cover the topics of hardwood regeneration, best management practices for stream crossings, pine regeneration and genetics, fire effects, eco-physiology, forest nutrition, vegetation management, forest threats, biomass, biometrics, growth and development, conservation, and methods.

Survival and initial growth attributes of improved and unimproved cherrybark oak in South Arkansas
Effects of late rotation thinning on light availability and red oak regeneration within a minor stream bottom in Mississippi
Performance of two oak species and three planting stocks on lands damaged by hurricane Katrina
Six-year effect of midstory removal on white oak growth and biomass distribution and seedling response one year post-clipping
Third-year response of oak natural reproduction to a shelterwood harvest and midstory cpmpetition control in the Arkansas Ozarks
Afforesting agricultural lands in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (USA): effects of silvicultural methods on understory plant diversity
Effects of season of cut and residual overstory density on stump sprout growth and development
Effects of different management regimes on survival of northern red oak underplantings in the Ridge and Valley Province
The conundrum of creating understory light conditions conducive to promoting oak reproduction: midstory herbicide and prescribed fire treatments
Mechanical site preparation and oust XP effects on stem biomass in three-year-old nuttall oak seedlings planted on a former agricultural field
Species composition of developing Central Appalachian hardwood stands following clearcutting
Monitoring sediment production from forest road approaches to stream crossing in the Virginia Piedmont
Sediment deposition from forest roads at stream crossings as influenced by road characteristics
Effectiveness of forestry BMPS for stream crossing sediment reduction using rainfall simulation
Forestry best management practices and sediment control at skidder stream crossings
Development of understory tree vegetation after thinning naturally occurring shortleaf pine forests
Growth performance of loblolly shortleaf, and pitch X loblolly pine hybrid growing along the western margin of commercial pine range
Longleaf pine grown in Virginia: a provenance test
Effects of genetics, management intensity, and seedling density on early stocking in loblolly pine
Comparison of second generation open-pollinated, mass control-pollinated, and varietal pine planting stock through 6 years on a North Mississippi site
Soil physical effects on longleaf pine performance in the West Gulf Coastal Plain
Stock size affects early growth of a loblolly pine
Yield and financial performance estimates of four elite loblolly pine seed sources planted in the Western Gulf Region
Prescribed fire effects in a longleaf pine ecosystem--are winter fires working?
Sprouting capability of shortleaf pine seedlings following clipping and burning: first-year results
Timing fire to minimize damage in managing oak ecosystems
Prescribed fire and brush removal affect vegetation, fuel loads, and abundance of selected beetle populations in pine stands
Burning for conservation values: should the goal be to mimic a natural fire regime?
Mycorrhizae promote fire adaptation in oak-hickory forests in Eastern USA
Current-year flush and needle development in longleaf pine saplings after a dormant season prescribed fire
Flammability of litter from southeastern trees: a preliminary assessment
Establishment patterns of water-elm at Catahoula Lake, Louisiana
Impacts of intensive management and genetic improvement on soil CO2 efflux and carbon cycling in managed loblolly pine forests
Groundstory vegetation response to different thinning intensities in a minor stream bottom in Mississippi: a preliminary analysis
Loblolly pine heterotrophic and autotrophic soil respiration as influenced by fertilization and reduced throughfall
Effects of spring prescribed fire on short-term, leaf-level photosynthesis and water use efficiency in longleaf pine
Long-term response of yellow-poplar to thinning in the Southern Appalachian Mountains
Initial response of pondberry released from heavy shade
Greenhouse gas fluxes and root productivity in a switchgrass and loblolly pine intercropping system for bioenergy production
Distribution of longleaf pine in the Southeastern United States and its association with climatic conditions
Is there a morphological or physiological explanation for the dramatic increase in hybridization between loblolly and shortleaf pine?
Effects of the silvicultural intensity on the 4-years growth and leaf-level physiology of loblolly pine varieties
Explaining the apparent resiliency of loblolly pine plantation to organic matter removal
Soil organic matter fractions in loblolly pine forests of Coastal North Carolina managed for bioenergy production
Uptake of 15N labeled fertilizer in loblolly pine plantations of the southern United States
Effects of fertilization and weed control on second rotation growth and soil nutrient availability in juvenile loblolly pine plantations in North Florida
Impacts of water and nutrient availability on loblolly pine function
Effects of competing vegetation on growth of loblolly pine plantations in the West Gulf Coastal Plain
Herbaceous weed control in loblolly pine plantations using flazasulfuron
First- and fifth- year results of a chopper GEN2 site preparation timing trial
Assessing tolerance of longleaf pine understory herbaceous plants to herbicide applications in a container nursery
The effect of herbaceous weed control on planted loblolly pine during a drought
Chopper GEN2 + Glyphosate efficacy for height classes of hardwood sprouts recolonizing six clearcut pine sites
Evaluating growth effects from an imidacloprid treatment in black willow and eastern cottonwood cuttings
Invasibility of major forest types by non-native Chinese tallow in East Texas
Mississippi's comprehensive program for southern pine beetle prevention Extension Forestry's role and economic contribution
Physiological decline and recovery of eastern hemlock to hemlock woolly adelgid
Sources of autumn olive invasion following silvicultural treatments
Development of integrated management practices for the control of Chinese tallow on Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Meadow vole-induced mortality of oak seedlings in a former agricultural field planting
Tree-ring record of droughts and severe winter storms in the Ouachita Mountains since 1745
Allometric biomass models and applications for branches of Chinese tallow in a Mississippi Bottomland Forest
Growth pf Chinese tallow in a bottomland forest in Southern Mississippi
Estimation of above ground biomass for multi-stemmed short-rotation woody crops
Financial return from traditional wood products, feedstock, and carbon sequestration in loblolly pine plantations in the Southern U.S
Measuring and partitioning soil respiration in sharkey shrink-swell clays under plantation grown short-rotation woody crops
Woody biomass and volume for four tree species in Missouri Forests
Early competitive effects on growth of loblolly pine grown in co-culture with switchgrass
Predicting small-diameter loblolly pine aboveground biomass in naturally regenerated stands
Assessment of forest management influences on total live aboveground tree biomass in William B Bankhead National Forest, Alabama
Eastern cottonwood and black willow biomass crop production in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley under four planting densities
Temporal validation for landsat-based volume estimation model
Using nonlinear quantile regression to estimate the self-thinning boundary curve
An evaluation of the hardwood regeneration model (REGEN) 16 years post-harvest of a regenerated stand in East Tennessee
Multi-scale modeling of relationships between forest health and climatic factors
Cultural intensity and planting density effects on individual tree stem growth, stand and crown attributes, and stand dynamics in thinned loblolly pine plantations during the age 12- to age 15- year period in the Upper Coastal Plain and Piedmont of the So
Crown size relationships for black willow in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley
Loblolly pine foliar patterns and growth dynamics at age 12 in response to planting density and cultural intensity
Structure and regrowth of longleaf pine forests following uneven-aged silviculture and hurricane disturbance at the Escambia Experimental Forest
Thickness and roughness measurements for air-dried longleaf pine bark
Determination of loblolly pine response to cultural treatments based on soil class, base productivity, and competition level
Comparison of planted loblolly, longleaf, and slash pine development through 10 growing seasons in central Louisiana--an argument for longleaf pine
Crown expansion following thinning in naturally regenerated and planted longleaf pine
Assessing crown dynamics and inter-tree competition in southern pines
Early release improves long-term growth and development of direct-seeded nuttall oak saplings
Influence of weather and climate variables on the basal area growth of individual shortleaf pine trees
More than just timber: silvicultural options and ecosystem services from managed southern pine stands
Influences of shelterwood prescriptions to aboveground carbon storage and herpetofaunal and small mammal communities
Non-timber forest products: ramps in the Waynesville, NC watershed
Survival and growth of restored Piedmont riparian forests as affected by site preparation, planting stock, and planting aids
Vegetative composition in forested areas following application of desired forest condition treatments
Intensive longleaf pine management for hurricane recovery: fourth-year results
The quest for methods to identify longleaf pine stump relicts in Southeastern Virginia
Destroyed virgin longleaf pine stand lives-on digitally
Economic analysis of payments required to establish longleaf pine habitat on private lands to facilitate training on military installations
From loblolly to longleaf: fifth-year results of a longleaf pine restoration study at two ecologically distinct sites
What 45 years of RLGS data has to say about longleaf pine mortality - not much
Effects of precommercial thinning and midstory control on avian and small mammal communities during longleaf pine Savanna restoration
Development of an ecological classification system for the Cooper Creek watershed of the Chattahoochee National Forest: a first approximation
Participatory genetic improvement: longleaf pine
Is the footprint of longleaf pine in the Southeastern United States still shrinking?
Forest canopy reduction and breeding bird responses: treatment-and temporal-dependent patterns
The replacements of American Chestnut: a range-wide assessment based on data from forest inventory and published studies
Use of the Fakopp TreeSonic acoustic device to estimate wood quality characteristics in loblolly pine trees planted at different densities
Loblolly pine genetics verification test for private nonindustrial landowners
Computer programs for optical dendrometer measurements of standing tree profiles
Pro-B selection method for uneven-aged management of longleaf pine forests
More practical critical height sampling.
Sampling for compliance with USDA Forest Service guidelines using information derived from LIDAR


Holley, A. Gordon; Connor, Kristina F.; Haywood, James D., eds. 2015. Proceedings of the 17th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-203. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 551 p.


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