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Title: Preliminary thinning guidelines using stand density index for the maintenance of uneven-aged pinyon-juniper ecosystems

Author: Page, Douglas H.;

Date: 2008

Source: In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Shaw, John D.; Ford, Paulette L., compilers. 2008. Ecology, management, and restoration of pinon-juniper and ponderosa pine ecosystems: combined proceedings of the 2005 St. George, Utah and 2006 Albuquerque, New Mexico workshops. Proceedings RMRS-P-51. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 104-112

Publication Series: Proceedings (P)

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Description: This paper demonstrates how Stand Density Index may be used to guide postthinning stand structure for the sustainable management of pinyon-juniper ecosystems. The post-thinning residual stand density can be varied to achieve various management objectives. Uneven-aged management is recommended, where possible, as a better approximation of the natural development process of pinyon-juniper stands.

Keywords: Piñ, on-juniper and juniper woodlands, ponderosa pine forests, ecology, management, restoration, southwestern United States

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Page, Douglas H. 2008. Preliminary thinning guidelines using stand density index for the maintenance of uneven-aged pinyon-juniper ecosystems. In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Shaw, John D.; Ford, Paulette L., compilers. 2008. Ecology, management, and restoration of pinon-juniper and ponderosa pine ecosystems: combined proceedings of the 2005 St. George, Utah and 2006 Albuquerque, New Mexico workshops. Proceedings RMRS-P-51. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 104-112

 


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