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    Author(s): Dale S. Solomon; Richard A. Hosmer; Homer T., Jr. Hayslett; Homer T. Hayslett
    Date: 1987
    Source: NE-RP-602. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 19 p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    A matrix model, FIBER, has been developed to provide the forest manager with a means of simulating the management and growth of forest stands in the Northeast. Instructional material is presented for the management of even-aged and multi-aged spruce-fir, mixedwood, and northern hardwood stands. FIBER allows the user to simulate a range of silvicultural treatments for a variety of species compositions growing on different sites. The internal structure of the model is defined and explanations on the use of FIBER are offered. Examples of input, interim procedures, and final output are shown.

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    Solomon, Dale S.; Hosmer, Richard A.; Hayslett, Homer T., Jr. 1987. FIBER handbook: a growth model for spruce-fir and northern hardwood types. NE-RP-602. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 19 p.

    Keywords

    growth, model, mixed species, spruce, northern hardwoods

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