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Stand density-a factor affecting stem quality of young hardwoods

Author(s):

David L. Sonderman
David L. Sonderman

Year:

1985

Publication type:

Research Paper (RP)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Northeastern Research Station

Source:

Res. Pap. NE-561. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8 p.

Description

A 14-year-old mixed oak stand was thinned in 1977 to stocking levels of 30, 50, and 60 percent and a control. From this stand, 117 trees were selected and their stem-related defects recorded. Six years later these same trees were reevaluated. The number of limb defects per square foot of surface area increased substantially more in the heavily thinned plots than in the unthinned plots. Trends in these data confirm commonly held beliefs that stand density affects stem quality after only a few years.

Citation

Sonderman, David L. 1985. Stand density-a factor affecting stem quality of young hardwoods. Res. Pap. NE-561. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8 p.

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