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Chapter 1 - Region, Species, and Culture

In this chapter the biological and geographical boundaries are established for forest genetics research and tree breeding in the southern pine region, which consists of about 192 million acres in 13 of the southeastern states. There are 78.4 billion cubic feet of softwoods and 81.1 billion cubic feet of hardwoods in the area. The tree species and forest products are briefly described, also important features of soil and climate.

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Author(s): Keith W. Dorman

Publication: The Genetics and Breeding of Southern Pines - Part I. The Southern Pines