Skip to Main Content
The effects of shelterwood harvesting on oak regeneration two years after harvest in southern OhioAuthor(s): James D. Downs; Roger A. Williams; Joni A. Downs
Source: In: Fei, Songlin; Lhotka, John M.; Stringer, Jeffrey W.; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Miller, Gary W., eds. Proceedings, 17th central hardwood forest conference; 2010 April 5-7; Lexington, KY; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-78. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 262-269.
Publication Series: General Technical Report - Proceedings
Station: Northern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (79.67 KB)
DescriptionThis research examines the effects of two intensities of shelterwood harvesting (reduction of stocking levels to 50 and 70 percent of full stocking) on oak regeneration in southeastern Ohio 2 years after harvest. The main goal of this study is to develop an understanding of the relationship between residual stocking (harvesting intensity) and the successful release of oak regeneration. The silvicultural treatments were conducted during fall 2005 at Richland Furnace and Zaleski State Forests, which are located in the heavily forested, unglaciated Allegheny Plateau region of Ohio. Analysis of variance was used to compare stem densities of oaks and other woody vegetation among the two treatments and control. The results suggest that oak regeneration was successfully released following the implementation of shelterwood harvests at both residual percentages. Competing vegetation remained a problem, however; further management (such as prescribed fire) may be needed in these stands to increase the competitiveness of oak regeneration. We expect similar responses to shelterwood harvesting in other oak-hickory forests of the central hardwood region.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
CitationDowns, James D.; Williams, Roger A.; Downs, Joni A. 2011. The effects of shelterwood harvesting on oak regeneration two years after harvest in southern Ohio. In: Fei, Songlin; Lhotka, John M.; Stringer, Jeffrey W.; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Miller, Gary W., eds. Proceedings, 17th central hardwood forest conference; 2010 April 5-7; Lexington, KY; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-78. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 262-269.
- Proceedings of the seventh California oak symposium: managing oak woodlands in a dynamic world
- Efficacy and associated factors of even- and uneven-aged management to promote oak regeneration in the Missouri Ozarks
- Sustaining oak forests in eastern North America: regeneration and recruitment, the pillars of sustainability
XML: View XML