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Effects of gap size, duration of daylight, and presence of leaf litter on forest regenerationAuthor(s): G. Andrew Bartholomay; Todd W. Bowersox
Source: In: Van Sambeek, J. W.; Dawson, Jeffery O.; Ponder Jr., Felix; Loewenstein, Edward F.; Fralish, James S., eds. Proceedings of the 13th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-234. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 264
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionSelection systems are used to manage multi-cohort forest stands by removing individual and/or groups of trees to create 0.01- to 1.0-ha openings in the canopy. Inherent in the selection system are the dual roles of tending the residual trees and regenerating a new cohort of tree seedlings. Research of silvicultural selection systems has historically focused on the ability to maintain an appropriate residual stand structure (number of trees per cohort) in perpetuity. However, few studies have specifically addressed the regeneration phase raising questions about controlling species composition and development within the new cohort. The goal of this research was to determine if 1) the size of a forest gap, 2) the duration of daylight on areas within the gap, and 3) the presence or absence of leaf litter on the forest floor affected tree species recruitment and growth.
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CitationBartholomay, G. Andrew; Bowersox, Todd W. 2003. Effects of gap size, duration of daylight, and presence of leaf litter on forest regeneration. In: Van Sambeek, J. W.; Dawson, Jeffery O.; Ponder Jr., Felix; Loewenstein, Edward F.; Fralish, James S., eds. Proceedings of the 13th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-234. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 264
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