Study

Experiments for alternative management of forest reserves: effects of partial cutting on stem growth and mortality of large oaks

  • Published source details Götmark F. (2009) Experiments for alternative management of forest reserves: effects of partial cutting on stem growth and mortality of large oaks. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 39, 1322-1330

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Thin trees within forests: effects on mature trees

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Forest Conservation
  1. Thin trees within forests: effects on mature trees

    A replicated, controlled, before-and-after study in 2000-2006 in temperate broadleaf forest in Sweden (Götmark 2009) found that thinning trees increased oak Quercus spp. regrowth rate. Relative basal area increase of oak trees, i.e. increase/initial area (cm2/cm2), was higher in thinned (3.8%) than in unthinned plots (3.2%).  Oak tree basal area increase was 106 cm2 in thinned and 81 cm2 in unthinned plots. Data were collected before (2002) and after treatment (2006) in 25 pairs of thinned (25% of basal area cut in winter 2002-2003) and unthinned 1 ha plots.

     

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