Longleaf pine regeneration following Hurricane Ivan utilizing the RLGS plots

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  • Authors: Gilbert, John C.; Kush, John S.
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
  • Source: In: Guldin, James M., ed. 2013. Proceedings of the 15th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-GTR-175. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 137-139.

Abstract

On September 16, 2004, Hurricane Ivan hit the Alabama coast and severely impacted numerous plots in the U.S. Forest Service’s Regional Longleaf Growth Study (RLGS). The Escambia Experimental Forest (EEF) has 201 of the 325 RLGS plots. Nearly one-third of the EEF was impacted. Nine plots with pole-sized trees were entirely lost. Another 54 plots had some type of damage. Following the hurricane, a salvage logging operation was conducted to recover any damaged merchantable timber, which created an opportunity to examine longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) regeneration and its development. Several regeneration-monitoring plots have been installed on the RLGS plots, and an initial inventory of the regeneration has been documented. The location of the monitoring plot, seedling density, and measurements of seedling size have been documented. With this information, longleaf pine regeneration and its development on plots impacted by Hurricane Ivan can be followed.

  • Citation: Gilbert, John C.; Kush, John S. 2013. Longleaf pine regeneration following Hurricane Ivan utilizing the RLGS plots. In: Guldin, James M., ed. 2013. Proceedings of the 15th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-GTR-175. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 137-139.
  • Posted Date: May 28, 2013
  • Modified Date: November 12, 2020
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