Field Note—Changes in Species, Grade, and Structure Over 48 Years in a Managed New England Northern Hardwood Stand

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Abstract:

Three individual-tree selection harvests over a 48 yr period in a northern hardwood stand in New Hampshire resulted in an increase in the percentage of volume in trees with grade 1 and 2 butt logs from 21% (1952) to 30% (2000) in beech and 40% (1952) to 65% (2000) in sugar maple and other hardwoods. By 2000, 90% of the volume was in tolerant species.

Keywords: Tree grade; individual-tree selection; northern hardwoods

Document Type: Miscellaneous

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

Publication date: March 1, 2002

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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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