A release treatment is usually applied one to three years after pine trees have been planted. Treatments are applied to control herbaceous competition (weeds and grasses) and woody competition (undesirable hardwoods).
A herbaceous release treatment is usually applied in the first or second growing season of pines. It is very important that trees be able to establish their root system. An early herbaceous treatment can suppress noxious weeds and competition and allow the pine trees to take advantage of the moisture and minerals in the soil, thus allowing the pine trees to get a jump on competition.
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