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Chapter 11 - Slash Pine

Slash pine has been the most commonly planted pine within most of its natural range and certain adjacent areas. The species produced large wood volume, could be used for naval stores, was easy to plant, and could be managed in even-aged plantations. In recent years loblolly pine has been preferred over slash pine for some areas because of its fast growth and the decreased importance of naval stores. As slash and loblolly pines are two giants in southern pine forest management, a large amount of forest genetics and tree breeding research has been done with each.

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Author(s): Keith W. Dorman

Publication: The Genetics and Breeding of Southern Pines - Part IV. Variation Among Trees