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Growth of Large Yellow Birch Saplings following Crop Tree Thinning

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When individual yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis Britton) saplings 2 to 6 inches in dbh were thinned, five-year basal area increases of up to 100 percent were observed in even-aged stands. Responses were less in two-aged stands where saplings were in openings but subordinate to surrounding dominants.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forestry, University of Vermont

Publication date: April 1, 1978

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