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 (159 KB bytes)

Title: Four Site-Preparation Techniques for Regenerating Pine-Hardwood Mixtures in the Piedmont

Author: Waldrop, Thomas A.;

Date: 1997

Source: Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, Vol. 21, No. 3, August 1997

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Four variations of the fell-and-burn technique, a system developed to produce mixedpine- hardwood stands in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, were compared in the Piedmont region. All variations of this technique successfully improved the commercial value of low-quality hardwood stands by introducing a pine component. After six growing seasons, loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) occupied the dominant crown position and oaks the codominant position in fell-and-burn treated stands on poor to medium quality sites. The precisetiming offelling residual stems, as prescribed by the fell-and-burn technique, may be,flexible because winter and spring, felling produced similar results. Although summer site preparation burns reduced hardwood height growth by reducing the length of thefirst growing season, they did not improve pine survival or growth. Pines were as tall as hardwoods withinfour growing seasons in burnedplots and within sixgrowing seasons in unburned plots. Additional research is needed to determine the level or intensity of site preparation needed to establish pine-hardwood mixtures over a rangeof site conditions. South. J. Appl. For. 21(3):116-122.

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:


Waldrop, Thomas A. 1997. Four Site-Preparation Techniques for Regenerating Pine-Hardwood Mixtures in the Piedmont. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, Vol. 21, No. 3, August 1997

 


 [ 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.