Columbia County


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Columbia County
pine plantation for 20 years


"This location has been a managed pine plantation for more than 20 years. Previous plantings were cultivated in beds using standard silvicultural practices. This area of the tract was burned in a fire in May 2007. After the fire, the area was raked and bedded by the site owner in preparation for re-planting. The test site is within the larger harvested and bedded area, which is surrounded by existing pine plantations and additional harvested tracts. Up to 16,000 containerized trees, including non-transgenic trees, could be transferred to this site and planted in field test plots of up to 20 acres over the next three years." (APHIS 2010)