Variable-Density Thinning and a Marking Paradox: Comparing Prescription Protocols to Attain Stand Variability in Coast Redwood
Abstract:Variable-density thinning (VDT) is an emerging thinning method to enhance stand structural heterogeneity by deliberately thinning at different intensities within a stand. Subsequent stand development forms a more varied structure than is common in many even-aged forest stands. A primary difficulty with VDT treatments is systematically attaining heterogeneity. Instead, tendencies seem to be to apply a uniform treatment across a stand that enhances structural homogeneity. In coast redwood (
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2012-07-01
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