Skip to Main Content
Regeneration Development Across a Range of Reproduction Cutting Methods in Shortleaf Pine and Pine-Hardwood Stands in the Interior HighlandsAuthor(s): James M. Guldin; James B. Baker; Michael G. Shelton
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-74. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 15-20
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: Download Publication (105 KB)
DescriptionAbstract - Density, milacre stocking, and height of shortleaf pine ( Pinus echinata Mill.) regeneration under 13 reproduction cutting methods were measured after 5 growing seasons across a range of reproduction cutting treatments in shortleaf pine and pine-hardwood stands in the Interior Highlands of Arkansas and Oklahoma. A subset of the full database was used to suggest trends in the data to date. After five growing seasons, six of the treatments exceeded the minimum standards for regeneration success—the clearcutting treatment, two of the three shelterwood treatments, and three of the four single-tree selection treatments. The two seed-tree methods fell short in both pine regeneration density and pine milacre stocking, whereas the two group selection treatments and the unmanaged control fell short in both pine milacre stocking and height. Key questions over the next 5-year period are whether regeneration development can be maintained as residual overstory basal area continues to increase, and whether the 10-year cutting cycle harvest in the uneven-aged stands or the partial removal cut in the even-aged stands will cause unacceptable mortality in the current regeneration cohort.
- 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.
CitationGuldin, James M.; Baker, James B.; Shelton, Michael G. 2004. Regeneration Development Across a Range of Reproduction Cutting Methods in Shortleaf Pine and Pine-Hardwood Stands in the Interior Highlands. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-74. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 15-20
- Underplanting shortleaf pine in the Missouri Ozarks
- Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata Mill.) and hardwood regeneration after thinning natural shortleaf pine forests in southern United States
- Timber management guide for shortleaf pine and oak-pine types in Missouri.
XML: View XML