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Yield Differences between Research Plots and Managed Forests

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Differences between timber yields on small research plots and on managed forests are due mainly to differences in definition of forested area, in scale and quality control of management treatments, and in uniformity of the stands. In large areas where management has not yet made stands uniform, research results may serve only as general guides to potential growth. The manager who is practicing some degree of intensive forestry can often find research data on which to base accurate estimates of growth and yield. To apply the information, he must exclude unproductive areas from estimates of his acreage, monitor stands for damage, and supervise treatments efficiently. There is, however, no single magic number that adjust for differences in growth between research plots and larger managed forests.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief Mensurationist, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Portland, Oregon

Publication date: January 1, 1977

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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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