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The effect of initial number of trees per acre and thinning densities on timber yields from red pine plantations in the Lake States.Author(s): Allen L. Lundgren
Source: Research Paper NC-193. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionDescribes an analysis of initial density and subsequent thinning options for red pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.) plantations in the Lake States. Results showed that the initial number of established trees per acres has a major impact on the amount and quality of timber product yields, with 200 trees per acre (500/ha) thinned to 120 square feet of basal area per acre (27.5 m2/ha) maximizing board-foot volume yields.
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CitationLundgren, Allen L. 1981. The effect of initial number of trees per acre and thinning densities on timber yields from red pine plantations in the Lake States. Research Paper NC-193. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordsvolume yields, timber management, stand density, Pinus resinosa, timber quality, red pine
- Initial thinning in red pine plantations.
- A new look at red pine financial returns in the Lake States.
- Red Pine in the Northern Lake States
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