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Title: Quality response of even-aged 80-year-old white oak trees after thinning
Author: Sonderman, David L.;
Source: Res. Pap. NE-543. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiement Station. 6p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Description: Stem defects were studied over an 18-year period to determine the effect of thinning intensity on quality development of 80-year-old white oak trees. Seventy-nine white oak trees from a thinning study in Kentucky were analyzed from stereo photographs taken in 1960 and 1978. Stem-related defects were measured on the butt 8-foot and second 8-foot sections of each tree. The number of defects per square foot of surface area increased significantly at the heaviest thinning level. The data suggest that heavy thinning has a detrimental effect on potential stem quality.
Keywords: Silviculture, thinning, bole quality
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Sonderman, David L. 1984. Quality response of even-aged 80-year-old white oak trees after thinning. Res. Pap. NE-543. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiement Station. 6p.
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