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    Author(s): William R. Harms
    Date: 1983
    Source: Society of American Foresters
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    Precommercial thinning of overly dense stands at about age 3 greatly increase yields of slash and loblolly pine. Several long term studies demonstrate that many options are availĀ­able for commercial thinning. Genetically improved seedlings promise to increase overall productivity.

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    Harms, William R. 1983. Maintaining site productivity by thinning and tree improvement. Society of American Foresters. 83(9): 77-88.

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