Thinning results from a mixed upland hardwood stand after 35 years

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  • Authors: Myers, Ronald J., Jr.; Roeder, Kenneth R.; McNab, W. Henry
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Publication Series: Other
  • Source: In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 405-412.

Abstract

A long-term study of precommercial thinning was installed in a 6-year-old oak-dominated stand regenerated by clearcutting in the southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Three levels of residual stand density were tested: control (no thinning), and 200, and 400 residual trees per acre (TPA). Objectives of the study were to determine the response of an upland hardwood stand to thinning based on diameter at breast height (d.b.h.) and basal area increment.

  • Citation: Myers, Ronald J., Jr.; Roeder, Kenneth R.; McNab, W. Henry 2008. Thinning results from a mixed upland hardwood stand after 35 years. In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 405-412.
  • Posted Date: April 7, 2008
  • Modified Date: April 7, 2008
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