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Welcome to the 2023 Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference

Tuesday, March 21 through Thursday, March 23, 2023

The Fredonia Hotel, in downtown Nacogdoches, Texas

Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University and USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station

This was the first year back to a traditional in-person format since the Covid-19 pandemic! Initiated in 1980, the Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference (BSSRC) provides a forum for scientists and practitioners broadly engaged in southern silviculture to report their study results, present new concepts and techniques, discuss topics of mutual interest, coordinate cooperative efforts, and stay current on developments in the field. For decades, the BSSRC and its published proceedings have been invaluable sources of information on current and developing trends in southern silviculture.

While the offerings of the BSSRC are inherently related to silviculture, presentations have ranged across topics as diverse as southern pine management, hardwood management, nutritional amendments, site preparation and vegetation management, natural and artificial regeneration of tree species, intermediate treatments and stand tending, midstory competition control, modeling, growth and yield, best management practices, water quality, prescribed fire, forest health, silvicultural history, economics of forest management, and wildlife ecology as it relates to silvicultural treatments.

The BSSRC consists of two days of concurrent sessions, an evening poster session, and an optional field tour on the third day.