Establishing Mixed Shortleaf Pine-Hardwood Stands

Establishing Mixed Shortleaf Pine-Hardwood Stands

Wayne K. Clatterbuck, Professor, Dept. of Foresty, Wildlife & Fisheries, University of Tennessee

Environmental Management, Forest Health, Forest Management, and Regeneration

1503_SLPFactSheet-Pine.pdf — PDF document, 967Kb

Shortleaf pine-hardwood mixtures are attractive management options for landowners compared to other management practices such as pine plantations and pine savannas which tend to have high establishment and maintenance costs and require large acreages to be economically feasible. Most private landowners who own less than 50 to 100 acres of land have a bias against pine plantations, whatever the species, and pine-hardwood mixtures offer landowners more species diversity and wildlife habitat options as well as wider markets for various forest products.

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