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The Northern hardwood forest ecosystem: ten years of recovery from clearcuttingAuthor(s): J.W. Hornbeck; C.W. Martin; R.S. Pierce; F.H. Bormann; G.E. Likens; J.S. Eaton; J.S. Eaton
Source: NE-RP-596. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 30 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionTwo even-age management systems, progressive strip cutting and block clearcutting, have been studied since 1970 on small watersheds at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire. In the strip cutting, all merchantable trees were harvested in a series of three strips over 4 years (1970-74). In the block clearcutting, all trees were harvested in a single operation in 1970. This paper contrasts progressive strip cutting and block clearcutting for the 10-year period after initiation of harvest in terms of hydrologic response, erosion losses, stream water ions, nutrient leaching, nutrient removals in harvested products, and natural regeneraion of vegetation.
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CitationHornbeck, J.W.; Martin, C.W.; Pierce, R.S.; Bormann, F.H.; Likens, G.E.; Eaton, J.S. 1987. The Northern hardwood forest ecosystem: ten years of recovery from clearcutting. NE-RP-596. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 30 p.
Keywordswater yield, watershed, hydrology, soil nutrients, nutrient cycling, nutrient budget, stand regeneration, Hubbard Brook
- Revegetation after strip cutting and block clearcutting in northern hardwoods: a 10-year history
- Landscape ecology and forest management
- Allegheny hardwood regeneration response to even-age harvesting methods
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