Bottomland Oak Afforestation in the Lower Mississippi

Gardiner, Emile S.; Lockhart, Brian Roy
March 2007
International Oaks;Spring2007, Issue 18, p56
Academic Journal
The article describes the bottomland forest and native oaks of the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley (LMAV). It discusses the degradation and loss of forest cover in the LMAV as well as early afforestation efforts aimed at reestablishing bottomland oaks in the region. Recent afforestation efforts in which bottomland oaks are established to restore bottomland hardwood ecosystem functions are also discussed.


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