Study

Native plants dominate understory vegetation following ponderosa pine forest restoration treatments

  • Published source details Stoddard M.T., McGlone C.M., Fulé P.Z., Laughlin D.C. & Daniels M.L. (2011) Native plants dominate understory vegetation following ponderosa pine forest restoration treatments. Western North American Naturalist, 71, 206-214

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Thin trees within forests: effects on understory plants

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Forest Conservation
  1. Thin trees within forests: effects on understory plants

    A replicated, randomized, controlled study in 1998-2006 in temperate coniferous forest in Arizona USA (Stoddard et al. 2011) found that thinning increased plant species richness. The number of observed species was higher in thinned (34-38) than unthinned plots (20), while plant cover was similar between treatments (thinned: 9-16%; unthinned: 4%).  Monitoring was carried out in 2006 in three thinned and one unthinned 14 ha forest units that were randomly assigned in 1998 in each of three blocks.

     

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