Fruiting Of Browse Plants Affected By Pine Site Preparation In East Texas

Pine planting sites prepared by burning yielded 120 kg/ha of browse fruits thethird growing season after site treatment. Control plots yielded 74, KG-bladed plots 57,and chopped plots 41 kg/ha, Blackberries, American beautyberry, sumac, Sebastian bush,muscadine grape, blueberries, and southern wax-myrtle were the principal species. Mostfruit was available in summer and fall, but some persisted through winter and spring.Fruit production was related to the number and average height of the fruiting browse species.

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