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OAKSIM: An individual-tree growth and yield simulator for managed, even-aged, upland oak standsAuthor(s): Donald E. Hilt; Donald E. Hilt
Source: Res. Pap. NE-562. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 21 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionOAKSIM is an individual-tree growth and yield simulator for managed, even-aged, upland oak stands. Growth and yield projections for various thinning alternatives can be made with OAKSIM for a period of up to 50 years. Simulator components include an individual-tree diameter growth model, a mortality model, height prediction equations, bark ratio equations, a taper-based volume system, and a mathematical thinning rule based on actual data. OAKSIM can be applied to a wide range of age, site, and stand conditions to develop management (thinning) guidelines.
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CitationHilt, Donald E. 1985. OAKSIM: An individual-tree growth and yield simulator for managed, even-aged, upland oak stands. Res. Pap. NE-562. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 21 p.
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