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Regeneration Development in an Upland Hardwood Stand Following a Shelterwood Harvest

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In 1958, 85 permanent milacre plots were established in a 3.5-ac shelterwood harvest area to monitor regeneration over time. Individual seedlings were numbered with metal tags in this predominantly red oak stand in east-central Wisconsin. Findings, after 26 growing seasons, indicate a low proportion of red oak in the present stand (7.8% of the basal area, 3.6% of the stems). The predominant species is now eastern hophornbeam (ironwood), although other species such as white ash and basswood are common. All of the present red oak became established after the initial regeneration counts. Height growth and survival rates were significantly higher for those stems taller than the mean seedling height in 1959. North. J. Appl. For. 5:46-49, March 1988.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Department of Forestry, University of Wisconsin, 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706

Publication date: 1988-03-01

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