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Soil Compaction and Loblolly Pine Growth

Lull (1) reviews comprehensively the effects oflogging, grazing, and trampling on soilcompaction and plant growth. His data show thattypical logging can result in the seriouscompaction of 10 to 50 percent of an area. There are few data that can be used to comparetree growth on compacted and normal soils.However, on a 26-year-old loblolly pineplantation on the Hill Forest, Durham County, N.C., 30 trees planted in old road ruts produced only46 percent as much cubic-foot volume as 30 treesplanted in a surrounding field (table


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Author(s): Thomas O. Perry

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Issue 67 (1964)

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