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    Author(s): David L. Loftis; W. Henry McNab; Erik C. Berg; Ted M. Oprean
    Date: 2004
    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. 235-242
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Looking Glass Rock is a large, exposed granite pluton that is a special place for recreation and wildlife in the Pisgah National Forest. Even-aged timber stands surrounding the base of the rock originated in 1916 from clearcutting of the original mixed-species virgin stands. Two species now account for 86 percent of the 211 ft2 of stand basal area per acre: overstory yellow-poplar (81 percent) and midstory silverbell (5 percent). Timber management is not a current option in this area. If options change, however, research results suggest several techniques for managing and regenerating this and other stands on productive sites.

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    Loftis, David L.; McNab, W. Henry ; Berg, Erik C.; Oprean, Ted M. 2004. Lessons learned in 84-year-old plots at Looking-Glass Rock, North Carolina. 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. 235-242

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    even-aged timber stands, overstory yellow-poplar, midstory silverbell

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