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Title: A new method for evaluating forest thinning: growth dominance in managed Pinus resinosa stands

Author: Bradford, John B.; D'Amato, Anthony W.; Palik, Brian J.; Fraver, Shawn.

Date: 2010

Source: Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 40: 843-849.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Growth dominance is a relatively new, simple, quantitative metric of within-stand individual tree growth patterns, and is defined as positive when larger trees in the stand display proportionally greater growth than smaller trees, and negative when smaller trees display proportionally greater growth than larger trees. We examined long-term silvicultural experiments in red pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.) to characterize how stand age, thinning treatments (thinned from above, below, or both), and stocking levels (residual basal area) intluence stand-level growth dominance through time. In stands thinned from below or from both above and below, growth dominance was not significantly different from zero at any age or stocking level. Growth dominance in stands thinned from above trended from negative at low stocking levels to positive at high stocking levels and was positive in young stands. Growth dominance in unthinned stands was positive and increased with age. These results suggest that growth dominance provides a useful tool for assessing the efficacy of thinning treatments designed to reduce competition between trees and promote high levels of productivity across a population, particularly among crop trees.

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Bradford, John B.; D'Amato, Anthony W.; Pali, Brian J.; Fraver, Shawn. 2010. A new method for evaluating forest thinning: growth dominance in managed Pinus resinosa stands. 2010. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 40: 843-849.

 


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