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Title: Basal area or stocking percent: which works best in controlling density in natural shortleaf pine stands
Author: Sander, Ivan L.;
Source: In: Murphy, Paul A., ed. Proceedings of symposium on the shortleaf pine ecosystem; 1986 March 31-April 2; Little Rock, AR. Monticello, AR: Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service: 101-113
Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Description: Results from a shortleaf pine thinning study in Missouri show that continually thinning a stand to the same basal area will eventually create an understocked stand and reduce yields. Using stocking percent to control thinning intensity allows basal area to increase as stands get older. The best yield should occur when shortleaf pine is repeatedly thinned to 60 percent stocking, the minimum that will fully utilize a site.
Keywords: Shortleaf pine, Pinus echinata, southern pine, management, stocking, thinning, basal area
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Sander, Ivan L. 1986. Basal area or stocking percent: which works best in controlling density in natural shortleaf pine stands. In: Murphy, Paul A., ed. Proceedings of symposium on the shortleaf pine ecosystem; 1986 March 31-April 2; Little Rock, AR. Monticello, AR: Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service: 101-113.
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