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Using Diagnostic Plants to Evaluate Site Class

Management of forestlands requires a thorough understanding of environmental relationships, site productive capacity, plant associations and predictable succession patterns. Forest managers must use this knowledge to develop prescriptions that will accomplish the landowner's goals and objectives. Understory herbaceous plants and shrubs give clues to a site's potential and limitations. In Northern Europe, diagnostic plants have been used many years to classify sites, assess stand productivity and predict woody plant succession.

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1997
ID: 
NA-TP-03-97
Author: 
Carvell, Kenneth L.; Perkey, Arlyn W.
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Online
Topic:
Forests
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