Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): W. Henry McNab; Brian A. Ritter
    Date: 2000
    Source: Journal of Forestry. 98(11): 18-23.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
    PDF: Download Publication  (553 KB)


    A pioneering case study in the Old Orchard Plantation on Biltmore Estate near Asheville, North Carolina, considered current yields and the effects of periodic thinning on height and basal area growth, as well as cubic volume and board-foot yields. Established in 1899, one of three plots of this eastern white pine stand was first thinned in 1916. Beyond providing growth-and-yield data, the Old Orchard Plantation demonstrates the value of maintaining permanent forest research plots for long-term ecological and silvicultural studies.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    McNab, W. Henry; Ritter, Brian A. 2000. The Old Orchard white pine plantation at Biltmore. Journal of Forestry. 98(11): 18-23.

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page