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Response of sapling stands to cultural treatmentsAuthor(s): H. Clay Smith
Source: In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 6.04
Publication Series: Other
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionThe main reasons for precommercial cultural practices in sapling stands (trees less than 5 inches d.b.h.) are to increase growth of residual trees, increase stand value, and improve or maintain species composition. On good sites (northern red oak site index 70 and above), treating sapling stands may be justified by increased diameter growth of high value species. On fair to poor hardwood sites (northern red oak site 60 and below) cultural practices are seldom advised unless desirable pines are present.
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CitationSmith, H. Clay. 1989. Response of sapling stands to cultural treatments. In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 6.04
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