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Development of second-growth northern hardwoods on Bartlett Experimental Forest - a 25-year recordAuthor(s): William B. Leak
Source: Station Paper NE-155. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-8
Publication Series: Science Perspectives (SP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionSecond-growth timber occupies more than one-third of the commercial northern hardwood forest land in New England. The origin of these stands - clearcutting, or land abandonment with or without fire - determined their present characteristics; they are essentially even-aged, with a high proportion of intolerant and intermediate species and many stems of sprout origin (Fig. 1). Some stands contain a few large holdovers from earlier logging operations.
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CitationLeak, William B. 1961. Development of second-growth northern hardwoods on Bartlett Experimental Forest - a 25-year record. Station Paper NE-155. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-8
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