Productivity of a Managed Woodland in the Central States

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A 38.3-acre uneven-aged Indiana woodland of mixed hardwoods has been managed by a selection method of silviculture over three periods totaling 18 years. Objectives of management, which have been met, included (1) production of a continued periodic income from timber sales (2) progress toward a balanced stand structure, (3) maintenance of a favorable wildlife habitat, and (4) retention of visual attractiveness. Net annual growth increased, averaging 306 board feet (Doyle) per acre for the 18-year period. The volume per acre increased from 8,700 board feet in 1960 to 11,000 in 1978, and 3,200 board feet were removed in harvest cuttings.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Extension Forester, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Publication date: September 1, 1980

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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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