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Eric Hinesley

Professor Emeritus

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Research

Christmas tree research, primarily with Fraser fir, Leyland cypress, and various Abies species. Areas of interest include postharvest physiology and handling, cultural practices, grafting, environmental effects, propagation, nutrition, growth regulators, water relations, seed germination, and stress physiology. Other research interests include wetlands restoration and nursery production of Atlantic white cedar and bald cypress.

Publications

  • Hinesley, L. E. and T. E. Maki. 1980. Fall fertilization helps longleaf pine nursery stock. Southern J. Applied For. 4:132-135.
  • Hinesley, L. E. and M. E. Saltveit, Jr. 1980. Ethylene adversely affects Fraser fir planting stock in cold storage. Southern J. Applied For. 4:188-189.
  • Derby, S. A. and L. E. Hinesley. 2005. Growth of Atlantic white cedar seedlings as affected by
    container volume, substrate, fertilizer, and water regime. HortScience 40: 1755-1759.
  • Hinesley, L. E. 1981. Initial growth of Fraser fir seedlings at different day/night temperatures. Forest Sci. 27:545-550.
  • Hinesley, L. E. and F. A. Blazich. 1981. Influence of post-severance treatments on the rooting capacity of Fraser fir stem cuttings. Can. J. For. Res. 11:316-323.
  • Hinesley, L. E. 1982. Dormancy in Abies fraseri seedlings at the end of the first growth cycle. Can. J. For. Res. 12:374-383.
  • Miller, N. F., L. E. Hinesley and F. A. Blazich. 1982. Rooting of Fraser fir stem cuttings: effects of post-severance chilling and photoperiod during rooting. Can. J. For. Res. 12:607-611.
  • Hinesley, L. E. 1982. Cold storage of Fraser fir seedlings. Forest Sci. 28: 772-776.
  • Miller, N. F., L. E. Hinesley, and F. A. Blazich. 1982. Rooting of Fraser fir stem cuttings: effects of type of cutting, length of cutting and genotype. HortScience 17:827-829.
  • Adkins, C. R., L. E. Hinesley, and F. A. Blazich. 1983. Role of stratification, temperature, and light in Fraser fir germination. Can. J. For. Res. 14:88-93.
  • Blazich, F. A. and L. E. Hinesley. 1984. Low temperature germination of Fraser fir seed. Can. J. For. Res. 14:948-949.
  • Hinesley, L. E. 1984. Measuring freshness of cut Fraser fir Christmas trees. HortScience 19:860-862.
  • Hinesley, L. E. 1985. Effect of seedling size and transplant bed density on performance of eastern hemlock planting stock. J. Environ. Hort. 3:81-84.
  • Hinesley, L. E. 1985. Effect of shading on growth of Fraser fir in irrigated transplant beds. HortScience 21:84-86.
  • Hinesley, L. E. 1985. Effect of transplanting time on growth and development of Fraser fir seedlings. HortScience 21:65-66.
  • Wise, F. C., F. A. Blazich and L. E. Hinesley. 1985. Propagation of Abies fraseri by softwood stem cuttings. Can. J. For. Res. 15:1172-1176.
  • Wise, F. C., F. A. Blazich and L. E. Hinesley. 1985. Propagation of Abies fraseri by semi-dormant hardwood cuttings. HortScience 20:1065-1067.
  • Wise, F. C., F. A. Blazich and L. E. Hinesley. 1986. Reduction of initial plagiotropic growth of softwood Fraser fir cuttings. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 111:21-26.
  • Wise, F. C., F. A. Blazich and L. E. Hinesley. 1986. Propagation of Abies fraseri by cuttings: orthotropic shoot production from hedged stock plants. Can. J. For. Res. 16:226-231.
  • Mitcham-Butler, E. J., L. E. Hinesley and D. M. Pharr. 1987. Soluble carbohydrate concentration of Fraser fir foliage and its relationship to postharvest needle retention. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 112:672-676.
  • Warren, S. L., W. A. Skroch and L. E. Hinesley. 1987. Effect of root competition and nitrogen on growth and mineral content of Abies fraseri. Can. J. For. Res. 17:1092-1099.
  • Mitcham-Butler, E. J., L. E. Hinesley and D. M. Pharr. 1988. Effects of harvest date and storage temperature on the postharvest needle retention of Fraser fir branches. J. Environ. Hort. 6(1):1-4.
  • Deal, D. L., J. C. Raulston, and L. E. Hinesley. 1990. Leaf color retention, dark respiration, and growth of red-leafed Japanese maples under high night temperatures. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 115:135-140.
  • Blankenship, S. M. and L. E. Hinesley. 1990. Tolerance of controlled atmosphere storage of cut Fraser fir and its respiration rate in air. HortScience 25:941-943.
  • Deal, D. L., J. C. Raulston and L. E. Hinesley. 1990. High-temperature effects on apical bud morphology, dark respiration, and fixed growth of blue spruce. Can. J. For. Res. 20: 1871-1877.
  • Wright, R. D. and Hinesley, L. E. 1991. Growth of containerized eastern redcedar amended with dolomitic lime and micronutrients. HortScience 26:143-145
  • Henry, P. H., F. A. Blazich, L. E. Hinesley, and R. D. Wright. 1992. Nitrogen nutrition of containerized eastern redcedar. I. Growth, mineral nutrient concentrations, and carbohydrate status. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 117: 563-567.
  • Henry, P. H., F. A. Blazich, L. E. Hinesley, and R. D. Wright. 1992. Nitrogen nutrition of containerized eastern redcedar. II. Influence of stock plant fertility on adventitious rooting of stem cuttings. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 117: 568-570.
  • Brewer, J. F., L. E. Hinesley and L. K. Snelling. 1992. Foliage attributes for current-year shoots of Fraser fir. HortScience 27: 920-925.
  • Hinesley, L. E., D. M. Pharr, L. K. Snelling, and S. K. Funderburk. 1992. Foliar raffinose and sucrose in four conifer species: relation to seasonal temperature. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 117: 852-855.
  • Henry, P. H., F. A. Blazich, and L. E. Hinesley. 1992. Vegetative propagation of eastern redcedar by stem cuttings: factors affecting adventitious rooting. HortScience 27: 1272-1274.
  • Hart, C. A. and L. E. Hinesley. 1993. Growth stress versus capillary tension in relation to trunk splitting in Fraser fir Christmas tree. For. Prod. J. 43(5): 53-56.
  • Hinesley, L. E., F. A. Blazich, and L. K. Snelling. 1994. Vegetative propagation of Atlantic white cedar by stem cuttings. HortScience 29.217-219.
  • Blazich, F. A. and L. E. Hinesley. 1994. Propagation of Fraser fir. J. Env. Hort. 12:112-117.
  • Hinesley, L. E. and L. K. Snelling. 1997. Drying and rehydration of Atlantic white cedar, Arizona cypress, eastern white pine, Leyland cypress, and Virginia pine Christmas trees. HortScience 32:1252-1254.
  • Benson, D. M., L. E. Hinesley, and K. C. Parker. 1998. Evaluation of canaan seed sources for resistance to phytophthora root rot caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi . Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases 13: 58.
  • Hinesley, L.E. and A. M. Wicker. 1999. Atlantic white cedar wetland restoration project at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. USDA, Forest Serv. Southern Res. Sta. Gen. Tech. Rpt. SRS-27. p. 27-32.
  • Jull, L. G., F. A. Blazich, and L. E. Hinesley. 1999. Seedling growth of Atlantic white-cedar as influenced by photoperiod and day/night temperature. J. Environ. Hort. 17:107-113.
  • Jull, L. G., F. A. Blazich, and L. E. Hinesley. 1999. Seed germination of two provenances of Atlantic white-cedar as influenced by stratification, temperature, and light. J. Environ. Hort. 17: 158-163.
  • Hinesley, L. E., R. C. Campbell, L. K. Snelling, D. Roten, and J. Hartzog. 2000. Nitrogen increases growth and value of Fraser fir Christmas trees. HortScience 35:860-862.
  • Hinesley, L. E. and J. F. Frampton. 2002. Grafting Fraser fir onto rootstocks of selected Abies sp. HortScience 37:815-818.
  • Hinesley, L. E., S. A. Derby, and A. M. Wicker. 2003. Protecting newly established Atlantic white cedar and baldcypress with electric fences, tree shelter tubes, wire cages, and total exclusion plots. p. 257-262. In: Atkinson, R. B., R. T. Belcher, D. A. Brown, and J. E. Perry (eds.). Proc. Atlantic white cedar restoration ecology and management symposium. Christopher Newport Univ., Newport News, Va. May 31-Jun 02, 2000. Christopher Newport Univ.
  • Derby, S. A. and L. E. Hinesley. 2005. Water table and temperature regime affect growth of potted Atlantic white cedar. In: Burke, Marianne K., and Sheridan, Phillip, eds. Atlantic white cedar: ecology, restoration, and management: Proceedings of the Arlington Echo Symposium. Millersville, MD. June 2-4, 2003. U. S. Dept. Agric., Forest Serv., Southern Res. Sta. Gen. Tech. Rpt. SRS-91.
  • Derby, S. A. and L. E. Hinesley. 2005. Fertilizing containerized Atlantic white cedar seedlings, J. Env. Hortic. 23: 97-100.
  • Hinesley, E. and F. A. Blazich. 2006. Rooting softwood cuttings of Leyland cypress outdoors under shade. J. Env. Hort. 24:124-128.
  • Chastagner, G. A., E. Hinesley, and K. Riley. 2007. Effectiveness of I-V watering devices in maintaining postharvest freshness and quality of cut Christmas trees, Postharvest Biology and Technology 43:178-181.
  • Hinesley, L. E., D. Hardy, and B. Cleveland. 2008. Soil pH affects growth of Leyland cypress Christmas trees. J. Env. Hort. 26: 4-8.
  • Hinesley, L. E. and F. A. Blazich. 2008. Improving early field growth of Leyland cypress liners by grading and potting. J. Env. Hort. 26: 35-38.
  • Chastagner, G.A., L.E. Hinesley, and J. Owen. 2008. Effect of two fire retardants on postharvest drying and flammability of Douglas fir and fraser fir Christmas trees, HortScience 43:203-205.
  • Rutledge, E., J. Frampton, E. Hinesley, G. Blank. 2008. Top-stop nipper reduces leader growth in fraser fir Christmas trees, HortTechnology 18: 256-260.
  • Rutledge, E., J. Frampton, E. Hinesley, G. Blank. 2008. Using a bud volume index with the top-stop nipper to control leader growth of Fraser fir Christmas trees, HortTechnology 18: 583-587.
  • Pickens, Bill, E. Hinesley, and K. O. Summerville. 2009. Performance of Atlantic white-cedar seedlings and rooted cuttings after 20 Years in the field. The Ecology and Management of Atlantic White-Cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides) Ecosystems: A Symposium held June 9-11, 2009 at the City Hotel and Bistro in Greenville, North Carolina. (No published Proceedings). PDF file of abstract is attached.
  • Rutledge, E., J. Frampton, E. Hinesley, G. Blank. 2009. Naphthaleneacetic acid reduces leader growth of Fraser fir Christmas trees, HortScience 44:345-348.
  • Hibbert-Frey, H., J. Frampton, F. A. Blazich, and E. Hinesley. 2010. Grafting Fraser fir (Abies fraseri): Effect of grafting date, shade, and irrigation,. HortScience 45:1-4.
  • Hibbert-Frey, H., J. Frampton, F. A. Blazich, D. Hundley, and E. Hinesley. 2011. Grafting fraser fir (Abies fraseri): Effect of scion origin (crown position and branch order), HortScience 46:91-94.
  • Hinesley, L. E. and G. A. Chastagner. 2016. Christmas tree keepability. p. 650-658. In: Gross, Kenneth C., Chien Yi Wang, and Mikal Saltveit (eds.). The Commercial Storage of Fruits, Vegetables, and Florist and Nursery Crops. Agriculture Handbook 66, revised. USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area.
  • Hinesley, Eric, John Frampton, Buddy Deal, and Earl Deal. 2018. Ortet Age and Clonal Effects on Growth and Market Value of Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) Grafts as Christmas Trees, Forests 2018, 9(4), 182; https://doi.org/10.3390/f9040182. Special Issue: papers presented at the IUFRO Christmas tree working group (IUFRO 2.02.09) meeting in Akureyri, Iceland 3–8 Sept. 2017. 13th International Christmas Tree Res. and Extension Conf.
  • Hinesley, Eric, Buddy Deal, and Earl Deal. 2018. Shearing systems for Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) Christmas trees, Forests 2018, 9(5), 246: https://doi.org/10.3390/f9050246. Special Issue: papers presented at the IUFRO Christmas tree working group (IUFRO 2.02.09) meeting in Akureyri, Iceland 3–8 Sept. 2017. 13th International Christmas Tree Res. and Extension Conf.