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Logging Season Affects Hardwood Reproduction

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The Rochester District of the Green Mountain National Forest has kept records of regeneration following clearcut and shelterwood harvesting since 1969. These records offered the opportunity to evaluate the effects of summer and winter harvesting on regeneration. Season of logging did not affect the number of stands with adequate stocking but winter logging resulted in somewhat better stocking of sugar maple and yellow and paper birch than summer logging. Shelterwoods were better stocked with sugar maple than clearcuts, which on average were better stocked with the birches. The year of cut seemed to have the greatest influence on the relative proportion of birches and sugar maple after clearcutting. Citation: Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, April 1984 NJ 1:5-7.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Green Mountain National Forest, Rochester Ranger District, Rochester, VT 05767

Publication date: 1984-04-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Northern Journal of Applied Forestry covers northeastern, midwestern, and boreal forests in the United States and Canada.
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