Skip to Main Content
Intensive longleaf pine management for hurricane recovery: fourth-year resultsAuthor(s): David S. Dyson; Dale G. Brockway
Source: In: Holley, A. Gordon; Connor, Kristina F.; Haywood, James D., eds. 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: 447-454.
Publication Series: Proceedings - Paper (PR-P)
Station: Southern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (332.33 KB)
DescriptionThe frequency and intensity of hurricanes affecting the United States has been projected to increase during coming decades, and this rising level of cyclonic storm activity is expected to substantially damage southeastern forests. Although hurricane damage to forests in this region is not new, recent emphasis on longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) restoration and the increasing number of longleaf pine plantations resulting from such efforts raise questions about both tropical storm effects on this species and suitable strategies and practices for facilitating its recovery from such storms. This study was established to evaluate different methods of quickly returning damaged stands to productive longleaf pine forests following Hurricane Ivan in 2004. After salvage operations cleared the study areas, three herbicides (hexazinone, imazapyr, triclopyr) versus an untreated control were tested for their effects on stand development using artificially regenerated longleaf pine. A fertilizer treatment was also applied on half of the plots. Four years following planting, developing trends show the possible benefits of chemical site preparation on longleaf pine seedling height and ground-line diameter, whereas fertilization has shown no significant effect.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationDyson, David S.; Brockway, Dale G. 2015. Intensive longleaf pine management for hurricane recovery: fourth-year results. In: Holley, A. Gordon; Connor, Kristina F.; Haywood, James D., eds. 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: 447-454.
Keywordslongleaf pine, Pinus palustris, hurricane, herbicide, fertilizer, recovery
- Longleaf pine site response to repeated fertilization and forest floor removal by raking and prescribed burning
- Restoration of longleaf pine--the status of our knowledge
- Fertilizer responses of longleaf pine trees within a loblolly pine plantation: separating direct effects from competition effects
XML: View XML