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    Author(s): John W., Jr. Moser
    Date: 1989
    Source: In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 5.01
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Forests are dynamic communities that are constantly changing. To the casual observer, only the most obvious change, such as the death of a tree, may be discernible. However, other changes are continually occurring. Trees grow in both height and diameter. This is termed survivor growth. Ingrowth occurs when a tree's diameter grows larger than an arbitrarily specified lower size limit. Collectively, mortality survivor growth and ingrowth are designated as the components of forest growth. They are usually expressed on an annual basis and in units of merchantable wood volume.

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    Moser, John W., Jr. 1989. Introduction to forest growth and yield. In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 5.01

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