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Stand development and yields of Appalachian hardwood stands managed with single-tree selection for at least 30 yearsAuthor(s): Neil I Lamson; H. Clay Smith; H. Clay Smith
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionAppalachian hardwood stands in West Virginia were managed for 30 or more years using single-tree selection regeneration practices. Stand yield data suggest that current stand growth will provide economical harvest cuts for several future cutting cycles. This case study indicates that the single-tree selection practice has potential for landowners who want to maintain continuous overstory cover and are willing to accept the gradual species shift to the more shade-tolerant species.
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CitationLamson, Neil I; Smith, H. Clay. 1991. Stand development and yields of Appalachian hardwood stands managed with single-tree selection for at least 30 years. null
KeywordsTree regeneration, growth, yields, shade-tolerant species
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