Media: Publication

An Assessment of Potential of Hybrid Poplar for Planting in the Virginia Piedmont

June 8, 2021 - Report provides four-year results from a study of 12 hybrid poplar clones planted in replicated yield trials at two locations in the Virginia Piedmont. Results through the first four growing seasons showed that the clone with the most rapid height growth was also most susceptible to frost damage and stem canker disease. Harold E. Burkhart, Amy M. Brunner, Brian J. Stanton, Richard A. Shuren, Ralph L. Amateis, Jerre L. Creighton.

Nine-Year Growth Responses to Planting Density Manipulation and Repeated Early Fertilization in a Loblolly Pine Stand in the Virginia Piedmont

June 8, 2021 - Report provides results of a study of two planting densities (363 and 726 trees per acre) and three levels of nutrient additions aimed at maintaining the current site index (SI25) of the stand (55 ft.) or improving the SI25 to 70 and 80 ft. None of the treatments affected survival or height during the first 9 years, but both affected diameter growth. Colleen A. Carlson, Thomas R. Fox, Jerre Creighton, Phillip... Read More

No. 140 Comparison of Early Performance of Containerized and Bare-Root Loblolly Pine Seedlings Planted from October through April

June 8, 2021 - Report provides two-year results of a test to compare loblolly pine seedlings propagated in containers to those raised in traditional beds and planted “bare-root” in October, November, December, February, March, and April. Container seedlings survived and grew well if planted in the fall or spring but not in winter, while bare-root seedlings performed acceptably at all planting dates.

No. 137 Controlling American Holly with Basal Sprays of Triclopyr

May 17, 2021 - Report describes two-year results of a test of the herbicide triclopyr ester (product name Garlon 4 Ultra) applied as a basal spray to control American holly in the understory of mixed hardwood stands. Rates as low as 5% applied in February or 20% applied in March were highly effective.

USDA Forest Service State Foresters Handbook

May 3, 2021 - This handbook is produced by the USDA Forest Service and designed to familiarize recently appointed State Foresters and other key State Forestry Agency Leaders with the USDA Forest Service Southern Region, Southern Research Station, and more specifically with the USFS State and Private Forestry organization, personnel, programs, and operations.

State of the Forest – 2020

May 3, 2021 - Annual report provides an assessment of the challenges and opportunities faced in forestry, highlights, and report of key activities over the past year.