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    Author(s): David D. Marshall; Robert O. Curtis
    Date: 2001
    Source: Res. Pap. PNW-RP-537. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 80 p
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    The cooperative levels-of-growing-stock (LOGS) study in Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco) was begun to study the relations between growing stock, growth, cumulative wood production, and tree size in repeatedly thinned stands. This report summarizes results from the Hoskins installation through age 55. Growing stock has been allowed to accumulate for 19 years since the last treatment thinning was applied in this high site class II natural stand. Volume and diameter growth were strongly related to growing stock. Basal area growth-growing stock relations were considerably weaker. Differences in tree size and volume distribution were considerable. Culmination of mean annual increment has not occurred for any of the treatments, although the control has culminated for total stem cubic volume and is near culmination for merchantable cubic volume. Only small differences are seen in growth percentages between thinning treatments. Results demonstrate potential flexibility in managing Douglas-fir to reach a range of objectives.

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    Marshall, David D.; Curtis, Robert O. 2001. Levels-of-growing-stock cooperative study in Douglas-fir: report no. 15—The Hoskins Study, 1963-1998. Res. Pap. PNW-RP-537. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 80 p

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    Thinning, growing stock, growth and yield, stand density, Douglas-fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii, series—Douglas-fir LOGS

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