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Allegheny hardwood regeneration response to even-age harvesting methodsAuthor(s): John C. Bjorkbom; Russell S. Walters; Russell S. Walters
Source: Res. Pap. NE-581. Broomall, PA: US. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 13 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionAllegheny hardwood regeneration response to block clearcutting, alternate strip clearcutting, and two-cut shelterwood, and in an uncut control was compared. Stand regeneration success was evaluated 5 years after harvest. Clearcutting resulted in high mortality of advance regeneration. Thus, regeneration by block clearcutting was not successful, though both alternate strip clearcutting harvests were successful. The first cut of the shelterwood established new seedlings but did not stimulate growth. Regeneration level increased from inadequate to adequate and remained so after the final harvest. New seedlings appeared in the control after each seed crop, but few survived. Fenced seedlings grew taller in all harvest areas.
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CitationBjorkbom, John C.; Walters, Russell S. 1986. Allegheny hardwood regeneration response to even-age harvesting methods. Res. Pap. NE-581. Broomall, PA: US. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 13 p.
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