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Title: Technical guide to crop tree release in hardwood forests

Author: Miller, Gary W.; Stringer, Jeffrey W.; Mercker, David C.

Date: 2007

Source: Publication PB1774. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Extension. 24 p. [Published with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension and Southern Regional Extension Forestry].

Publication Series: Journal/Magazine Article (JRNL)

Description: Crop tree release (CTR) is a widely applicable silvicultural technique used to enhance the performance of individual trees. It offers flexibility in that it can be applied on small or large properties, and with certain modifications, it can be applied as a precommercial or commercial operation. By favoring the development of selected crop trees within a hardwood stand, the landowner can meet a variety of area-wide management objectives such as wildlife habitat, recreation, timber value, aesthetic beauty and species diversity.

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Miller, Gary W.; Stringer, Jeffrey W.; Mercker, David C. 2007. Technical guide to crop tree release in hardwood forests. Publication PB1774. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Extension. 24 p. [Published with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension and Southern Regional Extension Forestry].

 


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