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How Drought and Thinning Affect Water Balances in Southeastern Pine Plantations

Drought affects trees on many different time scales. In the Southeast, we grow a lot of trees in controlled conditions for timber. The timber is managed by planting, thinning, and harvesting. Until recently, there have been very few studies done on the impacts of management techniques like thinning on the…
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Small changes to drought this week

The latest Drought Monitor released this morning shows relatively small changes in drought this week. Severe drought was removed from Georgia and reduced in Florida but expanded slightly in Alabama.  Fortunately, a pattern change in the next week should mean a return to more frequent rains in the dry areas,…
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Small changes to drought this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning shows that spotty rain showers have reduced drought coverage slightly in North and South Carolina and Georgia, but the lack of rain has increased drought in Alabama and the Florida panhandle. No big changes from last week, though. The next week is expected…
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