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Height of Tallest Saplings in 10-year-old Appalachian Hardwood ClearcutsAuthor(s): H. Clay Smith
Source: Res. Pap. NE-381. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionStem characteristics, mainly height, of the tallest hardwood saplings in 10-year-old circular clearcut openings were evaluated for several Appalachian hardwoods in West Virginia. Heights of the tallest saplings were not influenced by cardinal directions on two oak sites. Saplings were taller near the center of 150-, 2OO-, and 250-foot openings than saplings in the center of the 50- and 100-foot openings. Saplings in the larger openings (150- to 250-foot) were significantly taller near the opening center compared to the tallest saplings along the border of the same size openings. For small openings (100-foot or less), the border effect was present throughout the openings.
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CitationSmith, H. Clay. 1977. Height of Tallest Saplings in 10-year-old Appalachian Hardwood Clearcuts. Res. Pap. NE-381. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6p.
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