Thinning results from a mixed upland hardwood stand after 35 yearsThis article is part of a larger document. View the larger document here.
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.