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Notes: Implementing Optimal Thinning Strategies

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Abstract:

Optimal thinning regimes for achieving several management objectives were derived from two stand-growth simulators by dynamic programming. Residual mean tree volumes were then plotted against stand density on density management diagrams. The results supported the use of density management diagrams for comparing, checking, and implementing the results of optimization analyses. Forest Sci. 30:82-85.

Keywords: Pinus ponderosa; Pseudotsuga menziesii; growth and yield; relative density; silviculture

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Associate Professor, Department of Forest Management, School of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331

Publication date: March 1, 1984

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