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Effect of Shelterwood Canopy Density on Sugar Maple Reproduction in Vermont

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To determine the best residual overstory density for sugar maple regeneration, five 3-ac blocks were established in northern hardwoods in Vermont, and three levels of shelterwood cutting were applied (30%, 60%, and 90% residual crown cover) as well as a clearcut and uncut treatment. Remeasurements after 8 years showed that a residual cover of 20-40%, coupled with removal of competing striped maple and ironwood saplings, produced satisfactory numbers and height growth of sugar maple regeneration. North. J. Appl. For. 8(2):86-89.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, P.O. Box 640, Durham, New Hampshire 03824

Publication date: June 1, 1991

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