Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (229 KB bytes)

Title: Effect of Intensive Forest Management Practices on Wood Properties and Pulp Yield of Young, Fast Growing Southern Pine

Author: Faust, Timothy D.; Clark, Alexander III; Courchene, Charles E.; Shiver, Barry D.; Belli, Monique L.;

Date: 1999

Source: TAPPI International Enviromental Conference Proceedings, April 18-21, 1999, Nashville, Tenn. Vol. 2, pgs. 501-512

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: The demand for southern pine fiber is increasing. However, the land resources to produce wood fiber are decreasing. The wood industry is now using intensive cultural treatments, such as competition control, fertilization, and short rotations, to increase fiber production. The impact of these intensive environmental treatments on increased growth is positive and significant, but their effects on wood properties, pulp yields, and paper properties is not well known. This paper presents research on the effect of planting density and herbaceous competition control of 14 year loblolly pine in the Piedmont and herbaceous competition control and fertilization of 17 year slash pine in the Coastal Plain on wood properties and pulp yield. Thirty-two tiees of small sawlog size were harvested from each treatment and processed into lumber and residual chips using a chipping saw (CNS). Trees were also harvested from a 24 year operational loblolly plantation in the Piedmont and 24 year slash pine plantation in the Coastal Plain as controls. Specific gravity, moisture content, percent latewood, chip size and fiber length were analyzed for each treatment. The CNS chips were processed into pulp at 90 Kappa for linerboard and 60 Kappa for sack paper, and pulp yields are reported.

Publication Notes:

  • 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.
  • You may send email to pubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)

XML: View XML

Citation:


Faust, Timothy D.; Clark, Alexander, III; Courchene, Charles E.; Shiver, Barry D.; Belli, Monique L. 1999. Effect of Intensive Forest Management Practices on Wood Properties and Pulp Yield of Young, Fast Growing Southern Pine. TAPPI International Enviromental Conference Proceedings, April 18-21, 1999, Nashville, Tenn. Vol. 2, pgs. 501-512

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.