Forest Structure, Composition, and Vigor in Housing Developments

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In five housing developments near Amherst, Massachusetts, 32 to 77 percent of the basal area of the forest originally on the site had been removed 5 to 10 years previously. Small trees had been cut and large trees saved, regardless of species. Developments tended to produce an even-aged stand of large trees with reduced vigor.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Publication date: October 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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