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A Method for Estimating the Contribution of Planted Hardwoods to Future Stocking

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A method of estimating the future contributions to stocking from hardwoods planted on forest sites is presented. The procedure is based on estimating "success" probabilities (P) for each species to be planted. These estimates can then be related to future stocking contributions in two ways: (1) by the reciprocal of P, which expresses the number of planted trees required to obtain, on the average, one successful tree; and (2) by the expected future utilization of growing space (expressed as percent stocking) based on estimates of P, expected future mean diameters of successful trees, and available tree area equations. Estimates are presented based on an example data set. Forest Sci. 31:883-891.

Keywords: Acer rubrum; Acer saccharum; Fraxinus americana; Liriodendron tulipifera; Quercus rubra; Tilia americana; artificial regeneration

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forestry, College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI 54481

Publication date: 1985-12-01

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

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