Soil Moisture Trends Following Thinning in Shortleaf Pine1
- D. G. McClurkin2
In 19-year-old shortleaf pine plantations in northern Mississippi, thinning markedly increased available soil moisture in the middle and latter part of the growing season. In the second year after thinning the moisture increase was associated with more rapid and more prolonged diameter growth. Regardless of the amount of moisture available, diameter growth rates decreased during periods of rapid soil moisture depletion.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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