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The Cutting Methods Demonstration Study at Fraser Experimental ForestAuthor(s): Wayne D. Shepperd; Lance A. Asherin; Stephen A. Mata; Douglas L. McClain
Source: In: Shepperd, Wayne D.; Eskew, Lane G., compilers. 2004. Silviculture in special places: Proceedings of the National Silviculture Workshop; 2003 September 8-11; Granby, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-34. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 102-109
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Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionEfficiency of harvest, overstory regrowth, and regeneration establishment are compared among 12 even- and uneven-aged regeneration cuttings installed in 1984 in subalpine Engelmann spruce and lodgepole pine forests on the Fraser Experimental Forest in central Colorado. Individual tree selection and overstory removal prescriptions were much less efficient to log than two- or three-step shelterwood cuts, clearcuts, or group selection cuts. Considerable overstory growth has occurred in all treatments, but most noticeably in the spruce-fir shelterwood and lodgepole pine uneven-aged treatments. Abundant regeneration was present in all treatments, but subalpine fir dominated in partial harvest treatments, illustrating the need for precommercial thinning in subalpine forests.
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CitationShepperd, Wayne D.; Asherin, Lance A.; Mata, Stephen A.; McClain, Douglas L. 2004. The Cutting Methods Demonstration Study at Fraser Experimental Forest. In: Shepperd, Wayne D.; Eskew, Lane G., compilers. 2004. Silviculture in special places: Proceedings of the National Silviculture Workshop; 2003 September 8-11; Granby, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-34. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 102-109
Keywordsefficiency of harvest, overstory regrowth, regeneration establishment, Engelmann spruce, lodgepole pine, forests, treatments, Fraser Experimental Forest
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