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Longleaf Pine Establishment and Management Workshop

November 10, 2020 @ 7:30 am - November 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm


Approximately 19,043 acres of longleaf pine were planted in Georgia in 2019 alone. Longleaf pine’s silvical characteristics, fire adaptations, and tolerance of low fertility sites once made it the dominant pine species across many vegetation cover types of the Coastal Plain. Major restoration efforts have been occurring across longleaf’s native range during recent decades. The purpose of this workshop is to provide information on several aspects of longleaf pine management. This workshop will address the various aspects of establishing longleaf pine including: site preparation (mechanical and chemical), seed source selection, seedling quality, planting, the planting phase (timing and planting depth), and post-plant herbaceous weed control.

Additional topics will include pine straw raking, fertilization, and prescribed burning. We will also address estimated longleaf pine growth rates on old-field growth rates on old-field sites through stand age 32 years, and provide in depth results from a large seed source study. Course participants should leave the course with improved knowledge on how to effectively establish and manage longleaf pine stands with an emphasis on seedling survival and reasonable stand growth.

Participants will:

  • Learn about longleaf pine establishment factors and ways to maximize survival and early growth.
  • Review cut-over and old-field pine wood and pine straw studies
  • Learn how the effects of various herbicides and application timings effect longleaf pine survival and growth.
  • Learn about prescribed fire and its impacts on longleaf pine survival and growth.
  • Learn about the survival and growth performance of several longleaf pine seed sources planted at five locations in Georgia.
  • Learn about the effects of fertilization on wood growth and pine straw yields on cut-over and old-field sites
  • Discuss the economics of growing longleaf pine on old-field and low fertility cut-over sites

How One Will Benefit

Upon completion of this course, a forest landowner or land manager will be able to make effective silvicultural and economical management decisions on managing longleaf stands with an emphasis on early survival and growth.

Who Should Attend?

Foresters, land managers, forest landowners, pine straw contractors, and others interested in effectively managing their pine stand for pine straw.


  • Dr. David Dickens – Professor of Forest Productivity UGA-WSF&NR
  • Dr. David Clabo – Assistant Professor of Silviculture UGA-WSF&NR
  • Dr. Dave Moorhead— Professor Emeritus of Silviculture UGA-WSF&NR

Registration Fee

The fee for this course is $270 which includes webinar access and copies of the presentations. There is a $45 discount for fees paid and postmarked by 20 Oct 2020. We need a minimum of 15 participants by 30 October 2020 to conduct the workshop.


November 10, 2020 @ 7:30 am
November 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm


Virtual Meeting


Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources
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