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Heavy thinning of ponderosa pine stands: an Arizona case study (Research Paper/RMRS–RP–22)

Ffolliott, P.F. and Baker, M.B. and Gottfried, G.J. (2000) Heavy thinning of ponderosa pine stands: an Arizona case study (Research Paper/RMRS–RP–22). Other. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO.


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Growth and structural changes in a mosaic of even-aged ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) stands were studied for 25 years to determine the long-term impacts of a heavy thinning treatment to a basal-area level of 25 ft2/acre. Basal area and volume growth of these stands has increased since thinning and likely will continue to increase as the residual trees increase in size. Furthermore, future stand integrity should be maintained at relatively low-density levels. It is unlikely, however, that timber production could be sustained at this level. A more plausible scenario is to manage the watershed for other resource values available from ponderosa pine stands.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Publisher’s Statement: Published by USDA Forest Service.
Additional Information: Adjunct Professor of Forestry
ID number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.2737/RMRS-RP-22
Keywords: Thinning treatments; Ponderosa pine; Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa); Timber-stand improvement; Stand integrity; Basal-area levels; Tree thinning; ERI Library.
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Department/Unit: Research Centers > Ecological Restoration Institute
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 18:33
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2844

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