Direct Seeding of Southern Pine

As late as the 1960s there were still millions of acres of cutover forest land resulting from the harvest of the virgin forests during the early 20th century. It was projected that it would take 50 years to plant nursery grown seedlings to reforest this land. Hence, the effort to sow seeds directly—the technique became successful and greatly speeded reforestation efforts.

Direct seeding southern pines: history and status of a technique developed for restoring cutover forests