Forest Regeneration Manual

Forest Regeneration Manual

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 433 pages
  • 210 x 279 x 25.4mm | 1,408g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1991 ed.
  • XI, 433 p.
  • 0792309596
  • 9780792309598

Table of contents

Regeneration Planning.- 1. Regeneration: An Overview of Past Trends and Basic Steps Needed to Ensure Future Success.- 2. Reforestation Economics, Law, and Taxation.- Regeneration Methods.- 3. Regeneration Methods.- 4. Seed Management.- 5. Vegetative Propagation of Southern Pines.- Nursery Culturing.- 6. Bareroot Seedling Culture.- 7. Container Seedlings.- 8. Seedling Quality of Southern Pines.- Characterizing the Site.- 9. Characterizing the Site: Environment, Associated Vegetation, and Site Potential.- 10. Soil and Site Potential.- 11. Species Variation, Allocation, and Tree Improvement.- Preparing the Site.- 12. Prescribed Burning for Regeneration.- 13. Chemical and Mechanical Site Preparation.- 14. Fertilization of Southern Pines at Establishment.- Planting the Site.- 15. Initial Spacing: How Many Trees to Plant.- 16. Lifting, Storing and Transporting Southern Pine Seedlings.- 17. Proper Planting Improves Performance.- 18. Evaluating Regeneration Success.- Protection and Early Growth Promotion.- 19. Vegetation Management After Plantation Establishment.- 20. Insect and Disease Management.- 21. Wildlife Management in Southern Pine Regeneration Systems.- 22. Controlling Vertebrate Animal Damage in Southern Pines.
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Review quote

'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
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