Observations on Release of Natural Pine Regeneration in Cutover Stands
- Cain, Michael D.
Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Monticello, AR
A study was installed in a poorly stocked, cutover loblolly-shortleaf pine (Pinus taeda L. -P. echinata Mill.) stand in southern Arkansas to determine if operationally prescribed release from woody and herbaceous competition would improve survival and growth of established, natural pine regeneration. For the four release treatments, pine growth trends in height and groundline diameter generally ranked as follows: annual release > hexazinone > glyphosate > check. The main benefit from the release treatments was to increase the percentage of stocked milacres with free-to-grow pine seedlings.
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