You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Developing silvicultural systems based on partial cutting in western hemlockâ€“Sitka spruce stands of southeast Alaska.
Author: Deal, Robert L.; Tappeiner, J.C.; Hennon, Paul E.
Source: Forestry. 75(4): 425-431
Publication Series: Not categorized
Description: The effects of partial cutting on species composition, stand structure and growth, tree size distribution, and tree disease and mortality were evaluated on 73 plots in 18 stands that were harvested 12â€“96 years ago in southeast Alaska. Partially-cut stands had diverse and highly complex stand structures similar to uncut stands. Sitka spruce was maintained in mixed hemlockâ€“spruce stands over a wide range of cutting intensities. Analysis of the data did not detect significant changes in tree species composition, stand growth, hemlock dwarf mistletoe infection and incidence of tree wounding or mortality rates with partial cuts. Silvicultural systems using partial cutting could provide a sustainable timber resource including more valuable spruce trees, while also maintaining stand structural diversity and old-growth characteristics.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
XML: View XML
Deal, Robert L.; Tappeiner, J.C.; Hennon, Paul E. 2002. Developing silvicultural systems based on partial cutting in western hemlockâ€“Sitka spruce stands of southeast Alaska. Forestry. 75(4): 425-431
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility