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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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Benefits of windbreaks on farms

While over time many farmers have reduced the use of windbreaks on farms to maximize the area under cultivation, they do provide some excellent benefits to crops as well as promoting refuge areas for wildlife and pollinators. They also reduce the amount of wind erosion, which can preserve fertile soil.¬†…
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