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    Author(s): P. Koch
    Date: 1977
    Source: Southern Pulp and Paper Manufacturing 40(5):17, 18, 20, 22
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    At the Southern Forest Experiment Station, we've been trying to extend the pulpwood resource by bringing more of each pine tree to the mill yard. The taproot of a 15- to 30-year-old southern pine weighs about 20% as much as the merchantable stem (Table I). Harvesting and pulping this wasted material would greatly increase pulpwood tonnage yield per acre. But is it feasible to do so?

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    Koch, P. 1977. Harvesting southern pines with taproots is economic way to boost tonnage per acre 20 percent. Southern Pulp and Paper Manufacturing 40(5):17, 18, 20, 22

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