So, the bottom line is that mixed stand management is far more complex than managing pure stands of either species group.  You'll be using some practices that work in pines, and some practices that work in hardwoods.  Among the best tools for mixed stand management is prescribed fire, and I know that can be difficult or intimidating for some landowners.  If a landowner wants to manage mixed stands, especially when the time comes to regenerate both pines and hardwoods in a stand, he or she will need a forester to advise them.