An investigation was undertaken with the primary object of determining the factors responsible for the peculiar development of the vegetation in the Plains community. The conclusion ·is reached that the Plains areas are capable of supporting forest growth similar to that in the Pine Barrens. Inasmuch as the Plains owe their continued existence to repeated fires, it is obvious that effective fire protection is the first and most important step toward their rehabilitation.
Lutz, Harold J. 1934. Ecological Relations in the Pitch Pine Plains of Southern New Jersey. Yale School of Forestry Bulletin 38. ix, 80 pp. + illustrations.
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