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Title: Silvicultural Alternatives in Bottomland Hardwoods and Their Impact on Stand Quality

Author: Kennedy, Harvey E.; Johnson, Robert L.;

Date: 1984

Source: Proc., 14th Annual Southern Forest Economics Workshop, Memphis, TN. New Orleans, LA: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 6-18.

Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)

Description: Bottomland hardwoods occur on some 35 million acres of forest land in swamps, creek margins, river bottoms, and brown loam bluffs from Virginia to Texas. These hardwood types are very important because the wood has great value and is in demand by forest industries. This article discusses silvicultural alternatives such as site-species relationships, how hardwood timber is used, protection, timber stand improvement, thinning, choosing harvesting systems, and artificial regeneration as an alternative or supplement to natural regeneration. If the various alternatives are intensely and correctly applied, the landowner can produce quality hardwood timber that will command a premium price.

Keywords: Brown loam, bluffs, site, regeneration, plantations, direct-seeding, forests

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Kennedy, Harvey E.; Johnson, Robert L. 1984. Silvicultural Alternatives in Bottomland Hardwoods and Their Impact on Stand Quality. In: Proc., 14th Annual Southern Forest Economics Workshop, Memphis, TN. New Orleans, LA: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 6-18.

 


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