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Title: Associations between Southern pine decline and wood quality

Source: fplrip-4715-001-UofGA-Eberhardt-Dahlen-Ghandi

Author(s)Eberhardt, Thomas L.; Dahlen, Joseph; Gandhi, Kamal J.K.

Publication Year: 2016  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract:  Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) is among the most important tree species in the world in terms of wood utilization (McKeand et al. 2003). This pine species is widely planted in the southeastern United States, and the corresponding plantations are highly productive areas with management for production specifically targeted to address increased population growth (Fox et al. 2004). Recently, southern pine decline (SPD) has been identified as a potential factor in specific stands in the South where loblolly pine productivity is reduced or stands exhibit high levels of mortality. Unlike other forest health issues affecting loblolly pine, whereby a clear abiotic or biotic factor is identified (e.g., bark beetles), this phenomenon appears to be a combination of biotic and abiotic factors. To date, no study has examined the wood quality of the trees, and thus this project will investigate the relationship between external symptoms of trees with the quality of produced wood.

Keywords: loblolly pine; Pinus taeda; pine health; southen pine decline; wood quality

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

Date posted: 09/22/2016
RITS Product ID: 81746

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