is done to till soil so that seedling roots are
frees to grow. RFSP
currently uses a three in one 445b Savannah plow
that has a coulter blade to cut roots and
stumps, a ripper to loosen soil 18 to 24 inches
below the surface, and two disks to plow top
soil into a bed.
Plowing is done on dryer sites with the
contours to keep water on the tract. Wet
tracts are plowed across contours to encourage drainage.
Plowing increases seedling survival, growth
rates and site index.