The Forest Regeneration Manual presents state-of-the-art information about current regeneration practices for southern pines in the United States. Over 1.2 billion seedlings of five major species -- loblolly, slash, longleaf, sand, and shortleaf -- are planted each year.
In 22 chapters, the Manual details fundamental steps in establishing successful young pine plantations: regeneration planning, including economic and legal aspects; regeneration harvest methods; propagation by seed and vegetative techniques; bareroot and container seedling culturing in the nursery; measures of seedling quality; site potential; -- environment, associated vegetation, soils; matching species to sites; site preparation -- mechanical and chemical methods, fire, fertilization; seedling handling before planting; planting practices and measures of regeneration success; promoting early plantation growth and management of competing vegetation, insects, disease, and wildlife.
'It is for this reason that it is recommended to both student, as a source of instruction, and to the practising forester as a source of reference.' Arboricultural Journal 16:2 1992
Series: Forestry Sciences
Number Of Pages: 433
Published: 31st August 1991
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.0 x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.34