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    Author(s): Norman J. Benson
    Date: 1986
    Source: In: Weatherspoon, C. Phillip; Iwamoto, Y. Robert; Piirto, Douglas D., technical coordinators. Proceedings of the workshop on management of giant sequoia; May 24-25, 1985; Reedley, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-95. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 30-31
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Established in 1946, the Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest, Tulare County, California, is managed by the California Department of Forestry. It is a multiple-use forest with recreation as its primary focus, although timber management has always played an important role. Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum [Lindl. ] Buchholz) occurs in isolated groves in the Sierra Nevada and grows on about half the acreage of the Mountain Home Forest. Old-growth specimens are protected, and selected young-growth trees are encouraged to grow to old-growth. Young sequoias are a valuable resource and are managed for timber production. A long-term study indicates that logging encourages sequoia reproduction by providing a suitable seedbed.

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    Benson, Norman J. 1986. Management of Giant Sequoia on Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest. In: Weatherspoon, C. Phillip; Iwamoto, Y. Robert; Piirto, Douglas D., technical coordinators. Proceedings of the workshop on management of giant sequoia; May 24-25, 1985; Reedley, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-95. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 30-31

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