Growth and Volume of Emory Oak Coppice 10 Years After Thinning: A Case Study in Southeastern Arizona
Effects of stump diameter and thinning treatments at different ages of Emory oak (Quercus emoryi) coppice (stump-sprouts) are described in terms of growth and volume of the stump-sprouts 10 yr after the thinning treatments were applied. Growth and volume of the residual stump sprouts depend largely on the number of sprouts left after thinning; the effects of stump diameter were inconsistent. Harvesting cycles for fuelwood and other wood products obtained from stump-sprouts can be shortened through coppice thinning. Structural diversity following earlier harvesting and future wood production in oak woodlands dominated by Emory oak are “optimized” by retaining three stump-sprouts after thinning. West. J. Appl. For. 18(2):77–80.
Keywords: Emory oak; coppice; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; growth; natural resource management; natural resources; stump-sprouts; thinning; volume
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Publication date: April 1, 2003
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