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HarvestingAuthor(s): John R. Jones; Wayne D. Shepperd
Source: In: DeByle, Norbert V.; Winokur, Robert P., editors. Aspen: Ecology and management in the western United States. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report RM-119. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colo. p. 219-222
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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DescriptionHarvesting is the removal of produce from the forest for utilization. It includes cutting, any further initial processing, such as topping and trimming, and extraction (Ford-Robertson 1971). Commercial intermediate cutting, such as commercial thinning, as well as regeneration cutting are included. Harvesting and the income that it produces sometimes is regarded as an end in itself. However, it also may be used as a means of renewing or improving a forest. Harvesting is a viable method of retaining aspen forest on many sites where it would otherwise disappear because of natural succession.
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CitationJones, John R.; Shepperd, Wayne D. 1985. Harvesting. In: DeByle, Norbert V.; Winokur, Robert P., editors. Aspen: Ecology and management in the western United States. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report RM-119. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colo. p. 219-222
KeywordsPopulus tremuloides, quaking aspen, ecology, forest management, harvesting, cutting
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