Some Results of Thinning 27-Year Old Jack Pine

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The investigator in this instance found large-scale thinnings in young Jack pine stands economically unsatisfactory since the resulting product could not be marketed. Volume growth in itself was not stimulated sufficiently to justify thinning, however, since the growth was accnmulated on fewer trees in the case of the thinned plots as compared to unthinned plots, there resulted individual trees of higher quality and more marketable sizes.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forester in Charge, Cloquet Forest Experiment Station, University of Minnesota

Publication date: April 1, 1931

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