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Title: Harvesting southern pine with taproots can extend pulpwood resource significantly

Author: Koch, P.;

Date: 1974

Source: Journal of Forestry 72(5):266-268

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: If lateral roots are first severed, southern pines can be pulled from the soil like carrots, thereby adding 20 percent to the merchantable weight of each stem harvested. Morphology and chemical constituents of the taproots indicate their suitability for kraft pulping. Prototype harvesting equipment is being designed.

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Koch, P. 1974. Harvesting southern pine with taproots can extend pulpwood resource significantly. Journal of Forestry 72(5):266-268


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