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Assessment of dominant/codominant height growth for second rotation slash pine plantations in South Georgia and North Florida

Rose, C.E.J.; Shiver, B.D.

General Technical Report Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service (SRS-48): 525-529


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A slash pine (Pinus elliottii) successive rotation plantation study was established in 1978-79 for the north Florida and south Georgia (USA) flatwoods. The second rotation duplicated the first rotation seed source, site preparation, planting method, and density. The comparison between the two rotations is based on the mean height differential for the spectrum and by soil type for each age class. There is a significant rotation 1 minus rotation 2 height difference for all age classes. Rotation 1 is 1.9 and 5.4 ft higher for mean height at ages 2 and 20. Rotation 1 generally experienced more favourable precipitation, for both the amount and timing of the precipitation within a year, than rotation 2.