Proceedings of the
Eighth Biennial Southern Silvicultural
Research Conference

Compiled by

M. Boyd Edwards

Auburn, Alabama
November 1-3, 1994

Sponsored by

Southern Forest Experiment Station
Southeastern Forest Experiment Station
Southern Region of the National Association of Professional
Forestry Schools and Colleges
Southern Industrial Forestry Research Council
Silvicultural Working Group of the Society of American Foresters
Hardwood Research Council
Southern Group of State Foresters
National Association of Consulting Foresters of America
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program

Published by

USDA Forest Service
Southern Research Station
Asheville, North Carolina
December 1995


Thii proceedings represents the research of 189 investigators studying the patterns and processes of managed southern forests through 104 reported studies. These contributions emanate from scientists located at various universities, forestry industries, and public agencies. Their approaches and findings lead the way to efficient and wise management of our nation’ s forest resource.

A general session on "Silviculture -A Pivotal Role In A Changing Profession" kicked off the conference with five distinguished presenters sharing their experience and insight.

A poster session was included in the program and consisted of 15 presentations. This served to allow another research session within the time constraints of the allotted time for the conference.

The field tour served to inform conference participants about ongoing research activities in the Auburn University area.

Acknowledgments are made to the conference cochair, James H. Perdue and the steering committee. Sincere appreciation is herebv expressed to each of them for their concern and diligent assistance in making the conference a great success.

The committee was composed of the following representatives:

Craig Blair, Resource Management, Inc.
John Brissette, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station
J.L. Chambers, Louisiana State University
Howard Duzan, Weyerhaeuser Company
Vie Ford, Westvaco
Paul Frey, Louisiana State Forester
Milt Lougridge, Buchanan Timber Company
Michael Messina, Texas A&M University
Brian Oswald, Alabama A&M University
Mike Shelton, Southern Forest Experiment Station (SOFES)
Shi-Jean Susana Sung, SEFES
Mary Anne Sword, SOFES
David Todd, Champion International
Thomas Waldrop, SEFES

Special recognition is also offered to the excellent panel of distinguished moderators that led each session. I would like to thank Billie Jo Alexander and Thomas Waldrop for their perseverance in getting this proceedings to press.

Papers published in these proceedings were submitted by authors in electronic media. Editing was done to ensure a consistent format. Authors are responsible for content and accuracy of their individual papers.


M. Boyd Edwards
Program Chair
Southern Research Station


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