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Title: Developments to the Sylvan stand structure model to describe wood quality changes in southern bottomland hardwood forests because of forest management

Author: Larsen, David R.; Scott, Ian R.;

Date: 2009

Source: In: Dykstra, D.P.; Monserud, R.A., tech. eds. Forest growth and timber quality: Crown models and simulation methods for sustainable forest management. Proceedings of an international conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-791. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. pp. 125–131.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Growth models can produce a wealth of detailed information that is often very difficult to perceive because it is frequently presented either as summary tables, stand view or landscape view visualizations. We have developed new tools for use with the Sylvan model (Larsen 1994) that allow the analysis of wood-quality changes as a consequence of forest management. Sylview is a new computer program that allows users to visualize wood-quality characteristics of stands and individual trees within a stand. These include the effects of spacing and thinning on taper, branch size, and clear wood production.

Keywords: Stand structure model, crown change, wood quality, silviculture

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Larsen, David R.; Scott, Ian R. 2009. Developments to the Sylvan stand structure model to describe wood quality changes in southern bottomland hardwood forests because of forest management. In: Dykstra, D.P.; Monserud, R.A., tech. eds. Forest growth and timber quality: Crown models and simulation methods for sustainable forest management. Proceedings of an international conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-791. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. pp. 125–131.

 


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