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Stocking Guides for Water Tupelo and Baldcypress

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Stocking guides for water tupelo (Nyssa aquatica L.) and baldcypress (Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich.) were developed from published tables of hypothetical stocking and stand development. The form of the stocking guide follows the established paradigm, although the "B"-line is based on the suggested residual stocking in the published table rather than on minimum full stocking determined by open-grown crown area. The stocking guides for water tupelo and baldcypress suggest much greater stand densities than a similar guide for southern bottomland hardwoods. The stocking guides may be used to aid in marking a stand for thinning or to describe stand density for other timber and non-timber management activities. South. J. Appl. For. 19(3):105-108.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Southern Hardwoods Laboratory, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, P.O. Box 227, Stoneville, MS 38776

Publication date: 1995-08-01

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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 Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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