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Transpiration and Multiple Use Management of Thinned Emory Oak CoppiceAuthor(s): D. Catlow Shipek; Peter F. Ffolliott; Gerald J. Gottfried; Leonard F. DeBano
Source: Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-48. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 8 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThe effects of thinning Emory oak (Quercus emoryi) coppice on transpiration have been estimated by the heat-pulse velocity (HPV) method. Rootstocks of trees harvested for fuelwood were thinned to one, two, or three dominant stump-sprouts or left as unthinned controls. Differences in transpiration rates of the thinned coppice were found for each treatment and the control. Earlier research has also shown that thinning of Emory oak stumpsprouts influences the growth and volume of the residual coppice and its value for wildlife habitats. Therefore, a decision matrix is presented to help in the management of thinned Emory oak coppice for optimal combinations of water, wood, and wildlife benefits.
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CitationShipek, D. Catlow; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Gottfried, Gerald J.; DeBano, Leonard F. 2004. Transpiration and Multiple Use Management of Thinned Emory Oak Coppice. Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-48. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 8 p.
KeywordsEmory oak, coppice, stump-sprouts, transpiration, multiple-resource management
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