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Title: Sand Pine Symposium Proceedings

Author: USDA Forest Service Southern Forest Experiment Station,;

Date: 1973

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SE-2. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 253 p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)


Sand pine, a species well suited to the excessively drained soils common to several million acres in the Southeast, was the subject of this well-attended 3-day meeting. Papers presented included a review of the literature plus results of current research related to this species. Subjects covered ranged from seeds and seedlings to final harvest and conversion of the tree into various products.

It was pointed out that sand pine is not the "ugly duckling" it is thought to be. Its wood properties , especially those of the Choctawhatchee variety of sand pine, are similar to those of loblolly pine and adequate to meet the needs of many wood products. Deterrents to its use are factors other than basic wood characteristics. These advantages and disadvantages should be a challenge to forest land managers. The potential of this species has been called to their attention. Perhaps we can expect sand pine to assume greater importance in the plans. for the South's Third Forest.

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USDA Forest Service Southern Forest Experiment Station 1973. Sand Pine Symposium Proceedings. Gen. Tech. Rep. SE-2. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 253 p.


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