Volume, value, and thinning: logs for the future.Author(s): Sally Duncan
Source: Science Findings. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. November (48): 1-5
Publication Series: Science Findings
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
PDF: Download Publication (387.0 KB)
DescriptionThinning is one of our most important ways to influence tree and stand development. The objectives may include increasing the volume, size, and quality of wood produced from a forest and developing particular stand structures and characteristics for other values, such as wildlife or aesthetics.
The Levels-of-Growing-Stock (LOGS) Cooperative was initiated in the early 1960s, stretching from Southern Oregon through Washington to Vancouver Island, B.C. The study was designed to provide information on the relation between tree and stand growth, and thinning treatments, as a basis for managing young Douglas-fir stands for efficient investment in timber production.
Although the cooperative continues to provide this information, the long-term research is also providing valuable information on how to design regimes to meet a wider range of stand management objectives. Wildlife, aesthetics, and carbon storage have become prominent questions.
- Visit PNW's Publication Request Page to request a hard copy of this publication.
- 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.
CitationDuncan, Sally. 2002. Volume, value, and thinning: logs for the future. Science Findings. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. November (48): 1-5
- Guide to variable-density thinning using skips and gaps
- Silvicultural options for young-growth Douglas-fir forests: the Capitol Forest study—establishment and first results.
- Restoring Complexity to Industrially Managed Timberlands: The Mill Creek Interim Management Recommendations and Early Restoration Thinning Treatments
XML: View XML