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Individual study: Effects of thinning and coppice control on stand productivity and structure in a silvertop ash (Eucalyptus sieberi L. Johnson) forest

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Connell M., Raison R. & Jenkins P. (2004) Effects of thinning and coppice control on stand productivity and structure in a silvertop ash (Eucalyptus sieberi L. Johnson) forest. Australian forestry, 67, 30-38


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Thin trees within forests: effects on mature trees Forest Conservation

A replicated, controlled study in 1992–1998 in silvertop ash Eucalyptus sieberi forest in Victoria, Australia (Connel, Raison & Jenkins) found that thinning increased growth rate of the retaining trees. Annual basal area increase of retained trees in thinned plots was higher (2.2 m2/ha) than in unthinned plots (1.2 m2/ha). Data was collected in 1998 in four replicates of two treatment plots (0.16 ha): unthinned and thinned (retaining 45 of the largest trees/plot). Treatments were established in 1992.