Growth Responses of Loblolly Pine to Precommercial Thinning
At age 16 years, average diameters and merchantable volumes were inversely related to density in a stand that was precommercially thinned at age 3. Heights of dominants and codominants were related to site factors and not to treatment effects. At residual stocking levels of 1,450 and 2,900 trees per acre, strip thinning was as effective as selective thinning.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Silviculturist, Southern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Pineville, LA
Publication date: 1977-08-01
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