Growth of the most widely distributed pine in North America is under joint study by the western Forest and Range Experiment Stations of the U. S. Forest Service. Young, even-aged ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Laws.) stands are being examined over a wide range of tree sizes, stand densities, and site index. The single plan that co-ordinates activities of the four Stations is an example of how the growing stock problem can be handled for a widely distributed species. The wide range in treatments should provide data needed to answer the questions that arise in evaluation and application of multiple use management of ponderosa pine forests.
Myers, Clifford A. 1967. Growing stock levels in even-aged ponderosa pine. Res. Pap. RM-RP-33. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experimental Station. 8 p.