Pine plantations on Typic Quartzipsamments in East Texas are difficult to establish. Forest management options following clearcutting are limited. A eight year regeneration study of the growth and survival of loblolly, Pinus tuedu, L. shortleaf, P. echinutu Mill., slash, P. elliofii Engelm and longleaf pines P. palustris Mill. was conducted to determine optimum tree species and treatments for reforestation; and to recommend practical alternative land uses and management strategies for Typic Quartzipsamrnents. With successful regeneration also comes insects and pathogens. Impacts of the Nantucket pine tip moth, Rhyacioniujkstrunu, (Comstock) the Deodar weevil, Pissodes nernorensis, Germar, Annosus root rot, Heterobusidion unnosusm (Fr: Fr) Bref, fusiform rust, Cronurtizun quercwn (Berk.) Miyabe ex Shirai f. sp. fisiforme (Hedge and N. Hunt) Burdsall and G. Snow and the Texas leaf-cutting ant, Attu texunu, (Buckley) will be discussed in the context of droughty site management.
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