Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (1.2 MB)

Title: Manipulating stand structure of Douglas-fir plantations for wildlife habitat and wood production

Author: Harrington, Timothy B. Ph.D.;

Date: 2010

Source: Western Forester. 55(2): 6-7

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: In southwestern Oregon, a study was initiated by Oregon State University (OSU) in 1983 to determine effects of hardwood competition on Douglas-fir plantation development. The use of herbicides to uniformly suppress competing vegetation—especially fast-growing hardwoods—proved to be an effective approach to ensure dominance and a high level of productivity for planted Douglas-fir. However, contemporary management objectives often include the retention of some hardwoods in a vigorous state to provide habitat and other resource values. The OSU study is providing a clearer picture of how vegetation management and and precommercial thinning can be combined to promote development of a broad range of stand structures in Douglas-fir plantations.

Keywords: hardwood competition, conifer plantation, precommercial thinning, herbicides

Publication Notes:

  • 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

Citation:


Harrington, Timothy B. 2010. Manipulating stand structure of Douglas-fir plantations for wildlife habitat and wood production. Western Forester. 55(2): 6-7.

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.