We used a spatially explicit landscape model, LANDIS, to simulate the effects of five management alternatives on a 3216 ha forest landscape in southeast Missouri, USA. We compared management alternatives among two intensities of even-aged management with clearcutting, uneven-aged management with…
Keywords: Simulation, volume yield, patch size, edge, landscape pappern, timber harvest, clearcutting, group selection, LANDIS
Source: Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. Volume 27. 2000. 7--24
Interest in appropriate management approaches for sustaining longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) forests has increased substantially during the recent decade. Although long-leaf pine can be managed using even-aged techniques, interest in uneven-aged methods has grown significantly as a result of…
Keywords: Artificial regeneration, group selection, growth and yield, natural regeneration, prescribed fire, red-cockaded woodpecker, single-tree selection, stand structure
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-78. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 38 p.
Clearcutting creates habitat for many species of early successional songbirds; however, little information is available on bird use of small forest openings created by group selection harvests. Group selection harvests are increasing on the White Mountain National Forest due to negative public…
Keywords: forest birds, clearcut, group selection, northern hardwood forest, early successional
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 127: 41-54.
Developing uneven-aged structure in mature stands of longleaf pine requires scientifically based silvicultural systems that are reliable, productive and sustainable. Understanding seedling responses to varying levels of site resource availability within forest gaps is essential for effectively…
Keywords: silviculture, uneven-aged, group selection, canopy disturbance, natural disturbance, forest reproduction method
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 187: 373-380.
Light, soil moisture, and tree reproduction were measured at five positions in six openings on each of three aspects in southern Illinois. Amount of light received was clearly related to position in the light openings, opening size, and aspect. More moisture was available in the centers of the…
Keywords: microenvironment, group selection, Quercus, harvesting methods, instantaneous sampling
Source: Research Paper NC-89. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Describes the changes in the structure and quality of two upland central hardwood areas and discusses an anticipated change in species composition.
Keywords: uneven-aged management, silvicultural systems, group selection
Source: Research Paper NC-125. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
During the 1996, 1997, and 199X breeding seasons, WC located and monitored Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina) nests in a bottomland forest and examined the effects of edge proximity, edge type, and nest-site vegetation on nesting success. SW- cessful Hooded Warbler nests were more concealed from…
Keywords: bottomland, brood parasitism, clearcut, edge effects, group selection, hooded warbler, nest success, Wilsonia citrina
Source: The Condor 104:366-377
We compared indices of total hard mast production (oak and hickory combined) in 20, second-growth, pine-hardwood stands under five treatments to determine the effects of different reproduction treatments on mast production in the Ouachita Mountains. We evaluated mast production in mature…
Keywords: Acorns, Arkansas, Carya, clearcut, group selection, hickories, Oklahoma, Quercus, single-tree selection, shelterwood, silviculture
Source: South. J. Appl. For. 27(4):253-258
Thirty openings, 9, 18, and 27 meters in diameter, were created by group-selection harvest on a high quality site in northern California in 1963. In 1991, or 28 years after site preparation, the plant community in the openings had stabilized at 55 species. A major shift was from annuals to…
Keywords: group selection, mixed-conifers, plant community dynamics, regeneration, Sierra Nevada, silviculture
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-241. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 17 p
The results of a half-century of experience and research with uneven-aged silviculture within the loblolly-shortleaf pine type of the Southern United States are summarized, and silvicultural guidelines for developing and managing uneven-aged stands are provided in this publication.
Keywords: Basal-area-maximum diameter--q (BDq)regulation, group selection, growth and yield, natural stand management, Pinus echinatu Mill, Pinustueda L, single-tree selection, volume/guiding-diameter-limit regulation
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SO-118. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 65 p.