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Longleaf pine cone production in relation to site index, stand age, and stand density

Thomas C. Croker

Longleaf pine cone production in relation to site index, stand age, and stand density

by Thomas C. Croker

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Published by Southern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in New Orleans, La .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pine cones.,
  • Longleaf pine.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementThomas C. Croker, Jr.
    SeriesU.S. Forest Service research note SO -- 156.
    ContributionsSouthern Forest Experiment Station (New Orleans, La.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination3 p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16004598M

    Using a method of multiscale entropy, the scientists analyzed long-term cone crop data for longleaf pine at six sites across the southeastern U.S. The entropy of cone production for longleaf pine forests showed high linear correlation at all sites, increasing slowly through time, but . Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) cones have been counted annually by the United States Forest Service (USFS) at eleven locations throughout the species’ range since These data have been useful for understanding spatiotemporal patterns in longleaf pine cone production, and are beneficial in timing regeneration efforts. Variations in annual mast (i.e. seed crop) are known to Cited by: 2.

    Seed Production and Dissemination- Tree size, crown class, stand density, site quality, and, most important, genetic predisposition, all affect cone production by an individual tree. The best cone producers are dominant, open grown trees with large crowns, 38 cm. (15 in) or more in d.b.h., with a past record of good cone production (11). Stand Density: Stand density refers to the number and size of trees within a stand. As longleaf pine stands grow, they can soon have too many trees per acre competing for limited resources. If left unchecked, this competition causes growth to slow and health to decline. Stand density should be reduced be-fore stagnation occurs.

    longleaf pine. Lightning ignited fires are pivotal to perpetuation of longleaf pine on a site indefinitely. Excessive grazing reduces young tree density. Pests and Potential Problems The main disease of longleaf pine is brown-spot needle blight (Scirrhia acicola). Other diseases include pitch canker, annosus root rot, and cone Size: 68KB. The longleaf pine ecosystem has gone from one of the most extensive ecosystems in North America to an endangered system supporting many threatened and endangered species. To help stop/reverse the decline and provide information relating to: 1) natural stand processes; 2) impacts of silvicultural practices; and 3) description and classification of unique forest types.


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Longleaf pine cone production in relation to site index, stand age, and stand density by Thomas C. Croker Download PDF EPUB FB2

LONGLEAF PINE CONE PRODUCTION IN RELATION TO SITE INDEX, STAND AGE, AND STAND DENSITY Thomas C. Croker, Jr. SOUTHERN FOREST EXPERIMENT STATION Few cones were produced in stands less than 30 years old. In stands 30 to 70 years in age, production seemed best at timber densities of about 30 square feet of basalCited by: and stand density book.

Longleaf pine cone production in relation to site index, stand age, and stand density. Forest Service Research Note SO New Orleans, LA, USDA.

Over 22 years of observation, the time required for shedding 80 percent of all pollen in a longleaf pine stand ranged from 5 to 21 days and averaged 13 (5).

Pollination takes place in the late winter or spring, but fertilization does not occur until the following spring. stand density (surviving trees per acre at age lo), site quality (height of tallest half of trees per plot at age 15) and the three planting-site conditions (table 1).

Table Distribution of plots among stand density’ and site quality2 classes Stand density (trees/acre) Site quality (height in feet) 10 20 30 40 50 Old Fields Total 0 0 Cited by: 4.

Croker, T.C. Longleaf pine cone production in relation to site index, stand age, and stand density. Research Note SO New Orleans, LA: US DA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station.

Google ScholarCited by: May 7, During the spring ofcone production data were collected from selected low-density (e.g., shelterwood) stands of mature longleaf pine, throughout its native range. Binocular counts of green cones and unfertilized conelets were conducted on the crowns of sampled trees, as viewed from a single location on the ground.

The official annual USFS cone report provides the average number of cones produced for 11 locations in the longleaf pine range based on averages obtained from the 10–12 trees per study site (see Brockway () for details on cone-count protocol). Cone data for individual trees spanned –; however, was missing from four sites, and the Jones Center site had complete data for Cited by: 2.

criteria were for purity, defined as longleaf pine basal area (BA) that is 90% or more of plot BA, and even-agedness, as defined by a ratio between two calculations of stand density index. The diagram predicts stand top height (mean of tallest 40 trees/ac) and volume (ft3/ac) as a function of quadratic mean diameter and stem density (trees/ac).

Growth and Yield In Naturally Regenerated Longleaf Pine Stands RobertJr. Forest Service (retired), P. BoxMississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS ABSTRAct longleaf pine stands of natural origin, information is now available on.

substantial longleaf pine cone production. This regional report is intended as a guide, which broadly forecasts the overall status of longleaf pine cone production. Thus, we encourage forest managers to take binoculars to the field and carefully examine any individual stands in which they have an interest.

Converting Planted Loblolly Pine (or Slash Pine) to Longleaf Pine: An Opportunity Dynamic Site Index Equation for Thinned Stands of Even-Aged Natural Longleaf Pine Regenerating Longleaf Pine Naturally Relative Performance of Longleaf Compared to Loblolly and Slash Pines under Different Levels of Intensive Culture Fertilizing Pine Plantations: A County Agents' Guide for making.

During the spring ofcone production data were collected from selected low-density (e.g., shelterwood) stands of mature longleaf pine, throughout its native range. Binocular counts of green cones and unfertilized conelets were conducted on the crowns of sampled trees, as viewed from a single location on the ground.

Through stand cool winter bums have resulted in a 5-foot reduction in height, equivalent to a 6-foot reduction in age 50 site index. Total volume yield was 22 percent greater in unburned than bumed stands. This is a substantial bias when comparing performance of longleaf with that of loblolly or slash pine.

Longleaf vs LongleafFile Size: KB. Longleaf pine is the longest lived of the southern pine species. Throughout most of its range, individual longleaf pines can reach years in age (with trees in excess of years old having been documented).

To reach that point of old age the life history of. pine straw production, restoration of the longleaf ecosystem, silvopasture and more. Density. The spacing between rows and the spacing between trees in the row will ultimately determine density.

Below are some common tree spacingcombinations: In row Row spacing Trees/ac. 10 12 10 10 8 12 8 10 6 12 8 8 6 10 span of longleaf, a stand can be managed until tree diam-eters start to become too large for local mills or until the stocking rate becomes too low to manage. Longleaf may grow 60 feet in height on poor site index soils or up to feet on good site index soils.

Longleaf pine dramatically slow height growth after about 70 to 90 years and red heart. the role of longleaf pine as a seral species main­ tained by recurrent fires. Inwe initiated a long-term study of the population ecology of the old-growth stand of longleaf pine on the Wade Tract in southern Geor­ gia.

Results of this work (Platt et al. ) suggest that longleaf pine is a long-lived conifer that occursFile Size: KB. The cones of longleaf pine are the largest of the southern pine and range in size from 5 to 12 inches in length.

Because of their large size, only animals like the fox squirrel are sizable enough to manipulate and open the longleaf pine cones to eat the seeds before they fall to the ground. Merchantable volume production from longleaf pine as affected by stocking levels at age 9 y and 39 y (from Kush and others ).

Solid green bars represent merchantable volume at harvest and Author: David South. A longleaf pine stand in the Carolina sandhills, near one of the study sites. Longleaf pine in this site produced seed on a 4-year cycle, which is a slightly longer cycle than in the other sites.

Photo by Jack Culpepper, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. 1 Croker, T. C., Jr. Longleaf pine cone production in relation to site index. stand age, and stand density. USDA For. Serv. Res. Note SO 2 McLemore, B. F. Predicting seed yields of southern pine cones.

J. Forestrystrobili were selected from each tree. Most sample trees were the same in both years.longleaf pine stands managed for sawtimber production are usually kept in the 70 - 80 ft2/acre basal area range. Stands managed to maximize quail habitat usually range from 30 – 60 ft2/acre. Ultimately, you should consult with your forester to determine the ideal range for your management goals.Longleaf Pine Stand Fertilization By: E.

David Dickens – Professor of Forest productivity, David J. Moorhead – in 9- and year-old longleaf stands on low fertility cut-over sites produced to ton/ac/yr wood If a longleaf stand (of any age) has these needle and crown symptoms, take some soil and foliage samples from the.