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Natural reproduction of spruce-fir after clearcutting in strips, Fraser Experimental Forest

Informally Refereed
Authors: Robert R. Alexander
Year: 1968
Type: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
Source: Res. Note RM-RN-101. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.

Abstract

In the central Rocky Mountains, some pattern of clearcutting has generally been the initial step in converting old-growth stands of Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii Parry) subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt.) into manageable stands of young growing stock. Low stumpage values coupled with the difficulty of establishing artificial regeneration have made restocking clearcut areas with natural regeneration a fundamental objective in spruce-fir management.

Keywords

clearcutting, Engelmann spruce, Picea engelmannii, subalpine fir, Abies lasiocarpa, forest management

Citation

Alexander, Robert R. 1968. Natural reproduction of spruce-fir after clearcutting in strips, Fraser Experimental Forest. Res. Note RM-RN-101. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.
https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/treesearch/65254