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    Twenty-five-year results from a study of four stand density levels and three percentages of sawtimber in a beech-red maple-birch-hemlock stand in New Hampshire showed that moderate stand densities of 60- to 80-ft2/ac with 25- to 30-ft2 of sawtimber produced the best growth responses. Ingrowth was dominated by beech, red maple, and hemlock. Treatments with low initial numbers of poletimber stems had well-developed J-shaped or slightly sigmoid diameter distributions after 25 years. Results apply to the first entries into northern hardwood stands of moderate vigor and quality.

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    Leak, William B.; Gove, Jeffrey H. 2008. Growth of northern hardwoods in New England: a 25-year update. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. 25(2): 103-105.

    Keywords

    northern hardwoods, stand density, stand structure, growth

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