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Predicting Product Yields from Thinnings in Appalachian Hardwoods

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Equations have been developed for estimating the volume per acre of sawlogs, sawbolts, and pulpwood of fuelwood that can be harvested by thinning hardwood stands of poletimber or small sawtimber size. These equations were derived from actual roundwood yields obtained by thinning 17 stands of Appalachian hardwoods in Virginia and West Virginia, and measuring the product volume of each cut tree 5.0 inches in d.b.h. and larger. If the amount of basal area to be removed per 2-inch d.b.h. class is known, the equations facilitate estimates of alternative yields from thinnings and help identify opportunities for multiproduct harvesting.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forest Products Technologist, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Princeton, WV 24740

Publication date: January 1, 1984

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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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