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Effects of forest management on understory and overstory vegetation: a retrospective study.Author(s): David R. Thysell; Andrew B. Carey
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-488. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 41 p
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionManagement for wood production through long rotations and thinning (MT) and management for biodiversity through legacy retention, protection, and no subsequent manipulation (ML) are two approaches to managing second-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest. We describe how these two strategies have affected tree size, tree density, and native and exotic vascular plant diversity and abundance.
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CitationThysell, David R.; Carey, Andrew B. 2000. Effects of forest management on understory and overstory vegetation: a retrospective study. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-488. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 41 p
KeywordsDiversity, second-growth, Douglas-fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii, understory vegetation, species richness, forest development, thinning, legacies
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