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    Author(s): P. Koch
    Date: 1974
    Source: Southern Lumberman 228(2825):13-14
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    The taproot of a 15- to 3O-yearold slash pine, with lateral roots pruned away, weighs about 20% as much as the bark-free merchantable stem to a four-inch top (dry-weight basis). Maximum taproot diameter, a few inches below ground level, is 1.5 to two times stem diameter at breast height. Length in sandy loam soils is commonly three to five feet.

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    Koch, P. 1974. Whole-tree harvesting of pines with taproot attached. Southern Lumberman 228(2825):13-14

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