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Young Sweetgum Responds to Early Merchantable Thinning

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Thinnings to 45 and 66 square feet of merchantable basal area were imposed on a 13-year-old natural sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua L.) stand having 90 square feet of merchantable basal area. Twelve years later, volume growth per surviving residual tree is significantly better in both thinning treatments than in the control.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Section Leader, Hardwood Management Research, Natchez Forest Research Center, International Paper Company, Natchez, Mississippi

Publication date: 1979-11-01

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