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A Growth Rate Classification of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine

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A knowledge of the growth rates of individual trees as well as of the forest as a whole is essential to proper silvicultural management. In marking ponderosa pine, the forester removes the trees growing at a slow rate, incapable of responding to release, and of poor vigor, leaving the faster growing trees and those capable of responding satisfactorily when the stand is opened by cutting. This classification furnishes a guide to the relative growth rates of individual trees which is readily applied in the field.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: U. S. Forest Service

Publication date: July 1, 1940

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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