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Title: The Techniques of Growing Hardwoods

Author: McKnight, J. S.; Johnson, Robert L.;

Date: 1966

Source: Forest Farmer 25(7):59-68

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: In the South, high-quality hardwoods grow on river and stream bottoms and other moist, rich sites in the Coastal Plains; true swamps; and the loess bluffs of the lower Mississippi Valley. Fine hardwoods are also produced in the mountains and the Piedmont, but these areas are not discussed in this article. Landowners and forest managers recognize that a considerable portion of the present hardwood resource exists on sites that are not the best for growing hardwoods. Primarily, such sites are found in the uplands of the Coastal Plains, well suited to pine growth. The southern hardwoods are extremely diverse in species, sites, technical qualities, and uses. For example, certain species occur on certain sites. Some species occur in even-aged stands; most grow in mixed many-aged communities. The landowner should study the varying factors entering into hardwood management but recognize that sound judgment, experience, and professional advice can increase returns from management.

Keywords: hardwoods

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McKnight, J. S.; Johnson, Robert L. 1966. The Techniques of Growing Hardwoods. Forest Farmer 25(7):59-68.


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