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    Author(s): Glyndon E. Hatchell
    Date: 1981
    Source: Southern Journal of Applied Forestry
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    Tree-length logging with rubber-tired skidders compacted the soil on a poorly drained site in the South Carolina coastal plain. Soil compaction reduced loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) seedling growth but not survival. Bedding or a moderate amount of fertilizer improved four-year growth on compacted soil, and these treatments applied in combination produced the best seedling growth. A greater response to fertilizer was obtained on compacted soil than on uncompacted soil.

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    Hatchell, Glyndon E. 1981. Site Preparation and fertilizer increase pine growth on soils compacted in logging. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 5(2): 79-83. https://doi.org/10.1093/sjaf/5.2.79.

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