Artificial regeneration: An essential component of longleaf pine ecosystem restoration
Regenerating longleaf pine by artificial means is an essential component of restoring the ecosystem across most of its range because there are limited acres of longleaf stands remaining. Establishing longleaf pine is an early step in the ecosystem restoration process. An overview discussion of artificial regeneration techniques and related issues are presented this paper. Other papers follow in the proceedings that provide more specific information related to reestablishing longleaf pine forests.