Fuel accumulations in Piedmont loblolly pine plantations

  • Authors: Brender, Ernst V.; McNab, W. Henry; Williams, Shelton
  • Publication Year: 1976
  • Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
  • Source: Research Note SE-RN-233. Asheville, NC: USDA-Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.

Abstract

Weight of minor vegetation under unthinned loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantations was closely related to stand age and basal area stocking. Weight of this vegetation peaked 3 years after clearcutting and planting, then diminished as the pine canopy became denser. Forest floor weight increased steadily through age 23, when it began to level off. Equilibrium forest floor weight on average Piedmont sites apparently is about 17,000 pounds per acre and is reached at about age 35.

  • Citation: Brender, Ernst V.; McNab, W. Henry; Williams, Shelton 1976. Fuel accumulations in Piedmont loblolly pine plantations. Research Note SE-RN-233. Asheville, NC: USDA-Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.
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  • Modified Date: April 17, 2015
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