Escambia County

Location

Country: 
USA
US state: 
Alabama
County, region, province etc.: 
Escambia County
Details: 
intensely managed pasture for more than 5 years, surrounded by 30 year old slash pine and a re-forested area with less than 7 year-old mixed stands of pine and hardwood species.

Description

"This location had previous ly been used as an intensely managed pasture for more than 5 years and was planted with grasses suitable for cattle grazing. Site preparation involved herbicide application to remove existing grasses, subsoiling, preparation for possible irrigation, and planting of the test trees in flat beds. The surrounding areas of the test site consist of experimental forest trees; approximately 30 year-old slash pine and a re-forested area with less than 7 year-old mixed stands of pine and hardwood species.
Up to 8,000 containerized trees, inc luding non-transgenic trees could be transferred to this field test site and planted in field plots of up to 10.3 acres over the next three years. The existing field trials of the same clone (EH1) were planted at this site on approximately 0.5 acres that are now covered under Permit #08-039-102rm. These trials would be transferred to permit # 08-011-106rm to allow flowering.." (APHIS 2010)