Hardwood regeneration related to overstory shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata mill.) basal area, site index, and time since cutting in Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma

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  • Authors: Stevenson, Douglas J.; Lynch, Thomas B.; Guldin, James M.
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
  • Source: In: Stanturf, John A., ed. Proceedings of the 14th biennial southern silviculture research conference; 2007 February 26-March 1; Athens, GA. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–121. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 587-588.

Abstract

Shortleaf pine grows in association with many other species, particularly understory hardwoods, which compete with it, limiting its productivity (Bower and Ferguson 1968, Cain 1988). Which species are the most competitive varies with site quality, density of the pine overstory and years since thinning. Basal area and site index closely approximate the principle ordination axes, indicating their importance as proxies of competition and site quality. The objective was to measure temporal changes in species composition of the understory over a range of overstory site indices, stand ages and stocking levels.

  • Citation: Stevenson, Douglas J.; Lynch, Thomas B.; Guldin, James M. 2010. Hardwood regeneration related to overstory shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata Mill.) basal area, site index, and time since cutting in Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. In: Stanturf, John A., ed. Proceedings of the 14th biennial southern silviculture research conference; 2007 February 26-March 1; Athens, GA. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–121. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 587-588.
  • Posted Date: August 18, 2010
  • Modified Date: October 20, 2010
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