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Derived from the 2012 August Southern Journal of Applied Forestry
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1. From 1997 to 2008, establishment of longleaf pine plantations Georgia increased 10-fold from the previous decade. According to South et al., however, if government subsidies for tree planting cease:

a) landowners will continue to establish restoration plantations because the survival rates for longleaf seedlings have improved tremendously.
b) the need for cost-efficient methods of establishing restoration plantations will increase.
c) the number of acres of longleaf pine established using natural regeneration methods will increase.
2. The management implications of planting density-specific DMDs presented by VanderSchaaf and Burkhart:
a) address all situations, regardless of site quality, genetic stock, management objectives and required return on investment.
b) should provide refined guidance for management regimes that deviate from the norms on which many extant guidelines have been developed.
c) are based on observed data and therefore apply to every loblolly pine plantation.

3. In the Haywood study, the mechanical activity of the pine straw harvesting had what effect on grass cover and the density of understory trees and shrubs compared to the prescribed burning only treatments?

a) Pine straw harvesting resulted in significantly more grass cover and less woody plant cover.
b) Pine straw harvesting resulted in significantly less grass cover and more woody plant cover
c) Pine straw harvesting resulted in significantly less grass cover and less woody plant cover.

4. In the Torreano et al. study of planted loblolly pine, at what age did the difference in basal area among the tree spacings cease to differ significantly?

a) 15 years
b) 25 years
c) 35 years

5. Which region, according to the Kaetzel et al. article, has the largest number of acres of forestland under private family ownership?

a) The Pacific Region
b) The Mountain Region
c) The Southern Region
6. In which region did Kaetzel et al. find family forest landowners more likely to own their forestland as a secondary residence?
a) The Northeastern Region
b) The Pacific Region
c) The Mountain Region

7. Haywood et al. suggest that survival after planting in the field was poorer for seedlings grown in small containers than for seedlings grown in medium and large containers because:

a) seedlings grown in small containers had small root systems and did not grow much after outplanting because the seedlings had very few needles to provide much photosynthate for root growth.
b) animal damage by rabbits and feral hogs was greater among seedlings grown in small containers because they stayed in the grass-stage too long.
c) seedlings grown in small containers had greater disease problems than seedlings grown in medium and large containers because small seedlings.
8. Wyman et al. found that recent hurricane activity generally affect community leaders' perceptions of urban forests in what way?
a) It negatively affected their perceptions.
b) They were indifferent.
c) It did not negatively affect their perceptions.
9. Participants in the Wyman et al. study identified which of the following as the most important benefits of urban forests?
a) Aesthetic and recreation benefits
b) Storm water reduction and flood prevention
c) Air quality and carbon sequestration

10. According to Bixler et al., forest managers communicating about fuel reduction treatments should use which of these strategies when planning formal programs?

a) Prepare a PowerPoint presentation incorporating information meaningful to all population segments.
b) Explain the effects/benefits of fuel reduction to different opinion segments in ways specifically meaningful to each group.
c) Always have representatives from federal and state agencies, as well as private land managers, participate in the presentation.