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Quality response of 29-year-old, even-aged central hardwoods after thinningAuthor(s): David L. Sonderman
Source: Res. Pap. NE-546. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiement Station. 9p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionDescribes the quality response of a 29-year-old upland hardwood stand grown for 6 years under different levels of residual stand density. Both the number of defects per square foot of surface area and the number of epicormic branches changed under different stocking levels. The results suggest that the effect of stocking on potential stem quality of certain species may be substantial even after a few years of treatment.
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CitationSonderman, David L. 1984. Quality response of 29-year-old, even-aged central hardwoods after thinning. Res. Pap. NE-546. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiement Station. 9p.
Keywordssilviculture, thinning, bole quality
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