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Title: Whole-tree harvesting of pines with taproot attached

Author: Koch, P.;

Date: 1974

Source: Southern Lumberman 228(2825):13-14

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: The taproot of a 15- to 3O-yearold slash pine, with lateral roots pruned away, weighs about 20% as much as the bark-free merchantable stem to a four-inch top (dry-weight basis). Maximum taproot diameter, a few inches below ground level, is 1.5 to two times stem diameter at breast height. Length in sandy loam soils is commonly three to five feet.

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Koch, P. 1974. Whole-tree harvesting of pines with taproot attached. Southern Lumberman 228(2825):13-14


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