Racial Variation in Sand Pine Seedlings

Interest in sandhills reforestation has substantially increased the economic importance of sand pine (P. clause (Engelm.) Sarg.). This species has demonstrated superior growth compared to longleaf (P. palustris, Mill.) and slash pines (P. elliottii Engelm.) on certain sandhills sites (Florida Forestry Reporter 1963). Its kraft pulp properties of overall strength and brightness compare favorably to those of longleaf pine (Martin 1962).


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Author(s): John E. Morris

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1967

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