Prescribed Burning and Direct-Seeding Old Clearcuts in the Piedmont

  • Authors: McNab, W. Henry
  • Publication Year: 1976
  • Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
  • Source: Res. Note SE-229. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.

Abstract

Logging slash 14 to 26 months old was burned at different seasons of the year in the Georgia Piedmont.The following winter, loblolly pine seeds were broadcast 1 to 13 months after burning. Burning 1 -year-old slash during early- or mid-growing season resulted in better stocking, greater height growth, and more effective hardwood control than burning during the dorm ant season.Both growing-season and dormant-season burns were more effective for seedbed preparation than no burning.

  • Citation: McNab, W. Henry 1976. Prescribed Burning and Direct-Seeding Old Clearcuts in the Piedmont. Res. Note SE-229. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.
  • Posted Date: January 1, 2000
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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