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Effect of logging wounds on diameter growth of sawlog-size Appalachian hardwood crop treesAuthor(s): Neil I. Lamson; H. Clay Smith; H. Clay Smith
Source: Res. Pap. NE-616. Broomall, PA: US. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionIn previously thinned, even-aged Appalachian hardwood stands, 5-year diameter growth of 102 wounded and 102 unwounded codominant crop trees were compared. A wounded crop tre was defined as one with at least one exposed sapwood logging wound at least 100 inch2 in size. An unwounded crop tree of the same species and size was selected near each of the 102 wounded trees. Five-year diameter growth of wounded crop trees averaged 1.34 inches, while unwounded crop trees averaged 1.40 inches. Paired t-test showed no significant differences in 5-year diameter growth between wounded and unwounded crop trees.
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CitationLamson, Neil I.; Smith, H. Clay. 1988. Effect of logging wounds on diameter growth of sawlog-size Appalachian hardwood crop trees. Res. Pap. NE-616. Broomall, PA: US. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.
Keywordslogging damage, diameter increment
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