The ecological legacy of the naval stores industry in North Carolina

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Lindsay W. Cummings (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Paul Knapp

Abstract: Remnant longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) showing scars caused by the turpentine industry are scattered throughout remaining stands of old-growth longleaf in North Carolina. This thesis uses radial growth and morphological characteristics to examine the long-term effects of turpentining on the growth of longleaf pine trees in North Carolina. In addition, this thesis examines the potential role these culturally modified trees have in increasing our understanding and appreciation for the longleaf savanna landscape. The objectives of this thesis are to: 1) discuss the historical and cultural significance of turpentined longleaf pine trees in North Carolina; 2) examine the long-term effects of turpentining on living longleaf pine trees in North Carolina; and, 3) to examine the effects of climate on the radial growth of turpentined trees over time.

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Language: English
Date: 2013
Dendrochronology, Geography, Longleaf, Naval Stores, North Carolina, Turpentine
Longleaf pine $x Ecology $z North Carolina
Turpentine industry and trade $z North Carolina

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