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Southern timber management, continued

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:30 PM ET
By Derek Dougherty | Quality Deer Management Association

First, it may decrease the amount of crown closure time by allowing the landowner to thin earlier. Second, the treatment will increase the nutrients in the available forage before thinning, after the first thinning, and throughout the remainder of the rotation. The improved protein and nutrient levels in the available forage, in concert with other components of a QDM program, will increase deer body weights and improve overall condition. Prune the "crop" trees.

Low-density plantations will ...

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