Accelerating development with fertilization in a young natural Piedmont mixed hardwood pine standThis article is part of a larger document. View the larger document here.
A rising two-year-old even-aged naturally regenerated upland Piedmont mixed hardwood-pine stand was broadcast fertilized with N, N + P, and N + P + K to evaluate stand level responses to fertility treatments. There were significant positive stand responses in self thinning and mean stem size measured two growing seasons after fertilizer applications. Findings suggest efficient ways to enhance productivity with implications for age at final age harvest and economic value.