Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Callie Jo Schweitzer
    Date: 2010
    Source: In: Stanturf, John A., ed. 2010. Proceedings of the 14th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–121. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 465-470.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Southern Research Station
    PDF: View PDF  (304.35 KB)

    Description

    Hickory (Carya spp.) regeneration in oak-hickory forests of the southern Cumberland Plateau has not been widely studied. I assessed hickory regeneration under five silviculture prescriptions, including clear-cut harvests, three levels of shelterwood harvests, and no harvest. Each stand-level treatment was replicated three times and treatments were implemented from fall 2001 through winter 2002. Overstory composition was dominated by white oaks (Quercus alba L. and Q. prinus L.) (37 percent of the total basal area per acre, and 15 percent of the total stems per acre) followed by hickory (17 percent of the total basal area per acre, and 18 percent of the total stems per acre). Hickory regeneration of all size classes averaged 405 stems per acre across all stands pretreatment and 285 stems per acre four years post-treatment; the majority tallied were 1-foot tall or less than. Light and canopy cover differed among treatments and with time. After four years, hickory regeneration did not differ among treatments. There were no differences in survival among the five treatments for tagged hickory seedlings, and in 2006, hickory seedlings in the 25 percent retention treatment had the greatest height growth.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to pubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Schweitzer, Callie Jo. 2010. Hickory regeneration under five silvicultural prescriptions in an oak-hickory forest in northern Alabama. In: Stanturf, John A., ed. 2010. Proceedings of the 14th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–121. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 465-470.

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/35902