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Uneven-aged management of old-growth spruce-fir forests: Cutting methods and stand structure goals for the initial entry

Author(s):

Robert R. Alexander
Carleton B. Edminster

Year:

1977

Publication type:

Research Paper (RP)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station

Source:

Res. Pap. RM-RP-186. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p.

Description

Topics discussed include: (1) cutting methods, (2) stand structure goals, which involve choosing a residual stocking level, selecting a maximum tree size, and establishing a diameter distribution using the "q" technique, and (3) harvesting and removal of trees. Examples illustrate how to determine realistic stand structures for the initial entry for specific stand conditions, and management and silvicultural constraints.

Citation

Alexander, Robert R.; Edminster, Carleton B. 1977. Uneven-aged management of old-growth spruce-fir forests: Cutting methods and stand structure goals for the initial entry. Res. Pap. RM-RP-186. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p.

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