Timber thinning and prescribed burning as methods to increase herbage on grazed and protected longleaf pine ranges.

@article{Wolters1981TimberTA,
  title={Timber thinning and prescribed burning as methods to increase herbage on grazed and protected longleaf pine ranges.},
  author={Gale L. Wolters},
  journal={Journal of Range Management},
  year={1981},
  volume={34},
  pages={494-497}
}
  • G. Wolters
  • Published 1 November 1981
  • Biology
  • Journal of Range Management
Selective commercial timber thinning and prescribed burning are effective tools in maintaining a productive forage resource on stocked range of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris). Productive mixtures of herbaceous species can be sustained through periodic timber thinning to maintain 12 to 20 m2/ha of longleaf pine basal area and rotational winter burning, at 3-year intervals. Two to three years of heavy use can be expected after patch cutting if the area of patch cuts constitute a minor percentage… 

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