Most of the current pine timber acreage in Mississippi developed through the reversion of large acreages of agricultural cropland to forestry. Now that cropland retirement has ceased, management practices must provide· for pine regeneration on existing forest lands. Harvesting practices that remove higher-valued pine timber from private, nonindustrial pine lands have created large acreages of poorly stocked, low quality hardwood stands.
Bullard, Steven H.; Weaver, G. H.; and van Hees, Willem W. S., "Stand age analysis of timber on Mississippi’s private nonindustrial forests" (1981). Faculty Publications. 142.