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Combining Superior Growth and Timber Quality with High Gum Yield in Slash Pine

Until recently, the tree improvement work of the Naval Stores and Timber Production Laboratory at Olustee, Florida, was concentrated on the development of a high-gum-yielding strain of slash pine. Our success with this effort is well known. However, recent research results show that combining high gum yield with other desirable traits such as rapid growth, straight stems, and small branch size is feasible. In this report I shall give the basis for this statement and then briefly describe the development of seed-production areas and clonal orchards designed to capitalize on the research findings.

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Author(s): A. E. Squillace

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1965