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Predicting Quaking Aspen Stand Dynamics in Minnesota

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Abstract:

This paper presents equations for predicting future basal area, number of trees, and total cubic-foot volume of aspen stands in Minnesota. The modeling methodology uses a fully-stocked yield table for quaking aspen as a density standard. A relative density change equation based on observed growth from permanent plots provides the basis for predicting the future relative density and therefore the future basal area, number of trees, and volume. The equations are easy to apply and require only site index, age, and beginning basal area, number of trees, and volume. North. J. Appl. For. 10(1):20-27.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forestry Sciences Laboratory, North Central Forest Experiment Station, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Publication date: 1993-03-01

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